(JustPatriots.com)- In a rare instance of bipartisanship, a Republican and a Democrat senator are joining together to award the 13 American military personnel who died in the suicide bombing in Kabul with Congressional Gold Medals.
Republican Montana Senator Steve Daines and Massachusetts Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill last week that proposes the fallen servicemen receive the highest honor from Congress. The bill was supported by a further 30 senators, indicating significant support for the idea in the Senate.
And the chances are that it will pass. If a far-left senator is on board with the idea, even when a Republican is proposing it too, then it’s unlikely that others will oppose the idea.
Some, however, may take issue with it given that it highlights President Joe Biden’s disastrous handling of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. After all, if Joe Biden had ordered the evacuation of all Americans and allies from Afghanistan before withdrawing the troops, wouldn’t these soldiers still be alive?
In a statement, Sens. Warren and Daines described how these thirteen “brave men and women” gave the “last full measure to protect Americans and our Afghan allies at a critical moment in our nation’s history.”
The statement said that it is only fitting that Congress commemorate their sacrifice.
It’s a high honor indeed, but unlikely to make the families of these soldiers feel better. After all, they needlessly died, and it was President Joe Biden’s fault, right?
The families of these victims have not voiced their support for the president or his handling of the withdrawal, and in fact, the mother of one of the fallen soldiers even requested that former President Donald Trump attend the funeral of her son. Shana Chappell announced on Facebook that it would be an “honor” if the former president, the “real president” as she described him, would attend.
Biden has faced overwhelming criticism for his handling of this crisis, from both Democrats and Republicans.