Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) is a veteran and a fifth-generation Floridian serving Florida’s seventeenth Congressional District. Greg served with distinction from 2004 to 2008 as an Airborne Infantry Officer and a JAG Corps Officer. Greg served because the Chief of Detainee Operations for Multinational Division North in Iraq with the twenty fifth Infantry Division in help of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006-2007.
On Monday Rep. Steube tore into Secretary of State Tony Blinken throughout his look earlier than the Home International Affairs Committee listening to on the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Taliban in Afghanistan Sept. 2001 and Sept. 2021
Rep. Greg Steube: Mr. Blinken, even in your opening assertion you’ll be able to’t be sincere with the American individuals. You said, and I quote, “By January 2021, the Taliban was in its strongest navy place since 11th of September. I’m fairly certain their strongest navy place has been throughout your total administration, not previous to it. The truth is, their strongest navy place because the towers had been attacked in 2001 was this previous September eleventh, the twentieth Anniversary, all that occurred throughout your watch, not your predecessors. The truth is, on April twenty seventh of this yr, days earlier than the unique deadline negotiated by the Trump administration, that the Biden administration violated, the Taliban managed 77 districts in Afghanistan. The Afghan authorities managed 129 and there have been 194 contested districts. By August fifteenth if you and Biden had been on trip, the Taliban had taken and managed 304 districts and the federal government solely managed 26. From Could to August of this yr, whilst you, the Division of Protection and administration, did completely nothing, the Taliban gained 227 districts.
Rep. Steube was distinctive!