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Afghanistan withdrawal draws strong Capitol Hill reactions, making some strange alliances

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President Joe Biden drew swift support and harsh warnings from politicians in both parties for his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan at the 20-year mark of that war. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled no punches in responding to Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in September. 

“Precipitously withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan is a grave mistake. It is retreat in the face of an enemy that has not yet been vanquished and abdication of American leadership,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Tuesday.

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He added “a reckless pullback like this” leaves the region vulnerable in the “fight against terrorists that we have not yet won. It will also specifically abandon the women of Afghanistan, whose individual freedoms and human rights will be imperiled.”



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