Hannity’s comments come on the heels of a Senate hearing with military leaders regarding the Biden administration’s handling of the crisis in Afghanistan that has left allies stranded and increased danger within the region.
“45 days since hundreds and hundreds of Americans, their families abandoned behind enemy lines. 45 days since thousands of green card holders, people eligible to be in this country legally were abandoned. 45 days since thousands of SIV (Special Immigration Visa) holders and their families were abandoned and our Afghan allies. And 40 days since Joe Biden lied to the entire world and promised to stay in Afghanistan until every single U.S. citizen was safely out of the country,” he said.
“Sadly, that wasn’t Joe Biden’s only blatant lie, because today on Capitol Hill, Biden’s top military advisers, they contradicted him over and over and over again.”
Hannity cited an interview from August between Biden and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in which, the president claimed that the need to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan was not a recommendation that was passed forth by his advisers.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, that was not the case.
“Our so-called commander-in-chief. Remember August the 19th? He told fellow Democratic socialist George Stephanopoulos over at ABC that his military advisers did not recommend a continued US military presence in Afghanistan,” Hannity said. “According to everyone that testified today on Capitol Hill under oath, they say Joe Biden was lying.”
Hannity also claimed that Biden’s comments, stating that he was not advised of the need to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan, was not the “only lie we learned today,” asserting that the president was “less truthful” about America’s anti-terror capabilities as well as the likelihood of a government collapse in Afghanistan.
Hannity attributed Biden’s actions or lack thereof to his desire to “brag” about spearheading the successful end of America’s longest war.
“Joe Biden continued to rush through his botched and very preventable withdrawal anyway because Joe wanted to brag that he successfully ended America’s longest war.”
Hannity went on to call out Gen. Mark Milley over a part of his testimony where he discussed giving China a heads up if former President Trump attempted an unlikely military attack.
“According to the allegations – and Milley even tried to defend them today – Milley promised communist China, our sworn enemy, a hostile regime in two secret phone calls. He would give them a heads up if then-President Trump decided to attack,” Hannity said.
“Under oath, Milley’s response was at best, shifty, although at one point he just pretty much outright admits that, yeah, he would give them a heads up,” he added.