Cawthorn has moved from awful to alarming. Pay attention.
Few of us want to pay attention to Madison Cawthorn. In less than a year in Washington, the freshman representative from North Carolina has built the wrong kind of national reputation with allegations of sexual assault, a steady drip of misinformation, and far too many palm-to-face-moments. Just last week, Cawthorn proudly proclaimed that he had “formally requested that the U.S. cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment” and remove President Joe Biden, although that’s not something a U.S. representative can “formally” do. That request also misspelled the name of Vice President Kamala Harris. Such antics leave Democrats incredulous and at least some Republicans shaking their heads. For all, Cawthorn is a somber and regular reminder that our country has grown so polarized that Republican voters felt compelled to pull the lever for a candidate with a glaringly thin resume and a bloated history of lying.
https://twitter.com/idreesali114/status/1431306769536593931 by Idrees Ali (Twitter)

The SIV applicants have gone through security vetting many times over what a usual visa holder would require and used to hold some of the highest level security clearances when they worked with the U.S. military.... https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1431296502207496196

And Ted Cruz fucking knows damn well they’ve already been vetted.

It’s bad enough that Ted virtue signals and grandstands every chance he gets, but particularly disgusting when he does it when lives are at stake. Especially the lives of people who have risked theirs specifically to help the U.S.

https://twitter.com/billroggio/status/1430911957884837889 by Bill Roggio (Twitter)

The Biden administration's policy in Kabul boils down to this: Let's trust terrorists (the Taliban) that uses suicide bombers to protect U.S. and Western evacuees from other terrorists (Islamic State) who use suicide bombers.

What can possibly go wrong? It just went wrong.

Honestly trying to wrap my head around this concept of Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan amounts to trusting terrorists, while Trump’s deal-making with said terrorists and having a great relationship with said terrorists does not apparently equal trusting terrorists.

I could be very wrong but, if you’re making a deal with someone, or you’re claiming to have a great relationship with someone, trust is implied. It’s even more implied when both deal making and great relationship-having are happening.

Also I’m wondering exactly what the folks accusing Biden of trusting terrorists while conveniently leaving out Trump’s trust of same were expecting to happen when the U.S. left Afghanistan. Did they think the fucking Taliban was going to just stand aside despite the deal and that a non-terrorist government was just going to pop up and magically maintain power?

Don’t get me wrong. I think there absolutely things worth criticizing about Biden’s withdrawal and specifically how it’s been executed. but “He’s trusting the terrorists!” is definitely not one of those things, unless there’s some alternative I don’t know about where the Taliban is kept from assuming power without our maintaining a continuous troop presence and basically making Afghanistan a client state.