Liz Cheney Claims Trump, Not Biden, Surrendered to the Taliban
RINO Republican diverts blame from Biden
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has claimed President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are to blame for the chaos in Afghanistan because of a “surrender agreement with the Taliban."
On NBC’s “Meet the Press," Cheney said:
“We know the Taliban has never renounced al Qaeda."
"This is one of the things that was such an indefensible step by the Trump administration."
"When President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo designed to sign a surrender agreement with the Taliban.”
Anchor Chuck Todd said:
“President Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McCaster, basically accused Secretary of State Pompeo at the time and the president. He called it a surrender agreement.”
“It is, absolutely. We sat down and negotiated with terrorists because we completely excluded the Afghan government from those negotiations."
"We gave credibility to the Taliban. Secretary Pompeo told us that the Taliban was going to renounce al Qaeda."
"They told us that the Taliban was going to fight terrorists. They forced the Afghan national government —we did, to release 5,000 prisoners," she said.
"We completely undercut the Afghan national government, absolutely emboldened the Taliban."
"We know from public reporting that the moment that agreement was signed, the Taliban went to members of the Afghan National Army and said, the Americans are leaving you, you should lay down your arms when the time comes, or we’ll kill you and your families."
"That led directly to the catastrophe we’re seeing today.”
Despite Cheney's claims, the American public disagrees and believes Biden is to blame for the collapse of Afghanistan and not President Donald Trump, a new poll has revealed.
The poll shows that Americans are not buying the Biden administration's attempts to shift the blame onto Trump for the Taliban seizing control of the country and the ensuing chaos that followed.
According to the SurveyMonkey/The Daily Wire poll, 36 percent of Americans believe that the current crisis in Afghanistan is Joe Biden's fault.
Meanwhile, 21 percent blame Donald Trump.
Earlier this month, Cheney claimed Trump bore “very significant responsibility” for the disastrous situation in Afghanistan following U.S. military withdrawals.
"There’s no question that President Trump, his administration, Secretary Pompeo, they bear very significant responsibility for this."
"They walked down this path of legitimizing the Taliban, perpetuating this fantasy, telling the American people that the Taliban were partners in peace. President Trump told us the Taliban was going to fight terror," she said.