Chair of Senate foreign relations panel says Afghanistan withdrawal was ‘clearly and fatally flawed’

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered opening remarks Tuesday in a hearing on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, calling it “clearly and fatally flawed.” He said he expected to receive a “full explanation” from the witness, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, about the Biden administration’s decisions since coming into office in January. “There has to be accountability,” Menendez said.

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