Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark criticized President Joe Biden for spending his weekend at the beach while Americans are still trapped in Afghanistan.
While campaigning in Iowa this weekend on behalf of Republicans, Cotton made comments about Afghanistan, the border crisis, the 2024 election and other issues.
Cotton said the president's weekend trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is "adding embarrassment" to humiliation."
"I think it's an embarrassment. Simply adding embarrassment to the humiliation of Joe Biden's reckless abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan," he said.
"He made a decision to get our troops out of Afghanistan by September 11, which he thought was a politically symbolic date," Cotton continued. "But it was a tactically disastrous date right in the middle of the fighting season as the Taliban had geared up to fight again."
"And the symbolism turned out to be the Taliban flag flying over what once was the American embassy," he added.
Cotton accused Biden of "adding insult to that injury by breaking his word" to the Americans who are currently "stranded" in Afghanistan after he called for the military to leave before evacuating them.
"To say nothing of all the green card holders and their families, and Afghans who served alongside our troops, and who were vetted and approved to immigrate to America – who were left behind in Afghanistan, as well – while he also brought, apparently, thousands of Afghans who had no discernible connection to America or no right to immigrate here under our laws," Cotton said.