Republicans trash Afghanistan 'embarrassment' in closed-door briefing

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy exploded in anger over President Joe Biden’s handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan during a private briefing with senior administration officials on Sunday, calling it an “embarrassment” that will reverberate for decades.
The California Republican accused the Biden administration of lacking a clear plan as U.S. forces departed the country after nearly 20 years— at one point comparing the situation to Vietnam, in the latest display of GOP outrage over U.S. attempts to end its longest-running war.
“I have passion and I have anger. I want to know where President [Ashraf] Ghani is,” McCarthy said, according to two people listening to the call.
McCarthy — who was largely quiet about former President Donald Trump’s efforts to broker a peace deal with the Taliban during his presidency — then warned about potential risks here in the U.S.: “We have to look to our own border. Are

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