Florida Republican Representative Byron Donalds has introduced the Big Biden Blunder Act, which seeks to hold the Biden administration accountable for the bungled 2021 departure of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
According to a report, Donalds explained that we need answers and accountability. Biden’s pledge to “Build Back Better” ended with a “Big Biden Blunder.
Fox News has published a discussion copy of the bill that states the BBB shall receive an assessment on the financial implications of the troop withdrawal of the military from Afghanistan from the Comptroller General of the United States.
Donalds explained that he wanted to use the measure to raise attention to the effects the bungled pullout had on the U.S. economy, including the consequence of abandoning billions of dollars worth of military equipment.
No matter the precise value of the abandoned military hardware, estimated to be between $7 billion and $80 billion, it has harmed the economy.
That draft of the BBB also includes a call for a response from the President on the correlation between abandoned equipment in Afghanistan and US inflation.
The departure has repercussions beyond the merely economic, altering perceptions of the United States and the United States military across the globe.
Donalds then noted that the deaths of 13 American service members, the destruction of over $85 billion in military equipment, and the abandonment of hundreds of American citizens would forever haunt and tarnish the foreign policy agenda of the Biden administration.
The statement coincided with the start of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability hearing on the bungled withdrawal.
In March, a Marine sergeant’s dramatic and heartbreaking statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee after the terrorist assault that almost took his life during the chaotic departure of U.S. soldiers from Afghanistan in 2021.
A report reveals that Sgt. Tyler Vargas-Andrews was one of 45 American military men wounded that day. He was part of a sniper unit helping with the airport evacuation. He lost two limbs and several organs and has suffered through 44 surgeries.