Former US president Donald Trump and the Republican lawmakers lashed out at Joe Biden after the country's 13 troops were reported to have been killed and 15 others wounded in twin blasts at Kabul airport.
Trump has always been critical of Biden's policies and his capabilities of handling the Afghan crisis. He said that this incident could have been prevented. "This tragedy should never have been allowed to happen, which makes our grief even deeper and more difficult to understand", Trump said.
Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri said the US President is responsible for the situation. He said, "It is now clear beyond all doubt that he has neither the capacity nor the will to lead. He must resign."
On the other hand, Kevin McCarthy, the Republican minority leader, urged Nancy Pelosi to call the chamber back from recess before 31 August to address the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. He also said that the enemies have taken advantage of the withdrawal of the US army and now it's time for Congress to act quickly to save lives. He said that the situation should be briefed properly to them and actions should be taken to protect the troops and citizens.
Meanwhile Biden said that he was sticking with his plan to complete the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by 31 August.The House is scheduled to return on 20 September.