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    hey phucktard secdef, get up off your fat ass and testify. probably refused due to a terminal case of peter principle and stupidity.

    Just The News-Senate Foreign Relations Chair: Defense Sec Austin declined to testify on Afghanistan withdrawal
    Chairman Menendez threatens to subpoena Austin if he doesn't testify
    By Nicholas Ballasy

    Updated: September 14, 2021 - 11:49am
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    Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez said Tuesday that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declined to testify on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and threatened to issue a subpoena if Austin doesn't agree testify in the near future.

    Menendez made the comments during a hearing with Secretary of State Tony Blinken about the Biden administration's handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal of U.S. military troops in Afghanistan after 20 year in that country.
    "I'm very disappointed that Secretary Austin declined our request to testify today," said Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat. "A full accounting of the U.S. response to this crisis is not complete without the Pentagon – especially when it comes to understanding the complete collapse of the U.S. trained and funded Afghan military. His decision not to appear before the committee will affect my judgement on Department of Defense nominees."
    The Afghan military collapsed in mid-August as the last of the U.S. troops were leaving by an Aug. 31, resulting in the Taliban seizing control of the country and a chaotic evacuation of Americans that resulted in the death of 13 U.S. service members by a suicide bomber.

    "I expect that the secretary will avail himself to the committee in the near future. If he does not, I may consider the use of the committee’s subpoena power to compel him and others over the course of these last twenty years to testify," Menendez also said Tuesday.
    Sen. Jim Risch, the committee's top Republican, said the committee has many questions for Austin and also called on him to testify.

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    Why should the SecDef be worried, he knows Biden will never fire him. 😏
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