Repealing the Authorizations for Use of Military Force Against Iraq--

Floor Speech

Date: March 28, 2023
Location: Washington, DC

Mr. President, I call up my amendment No. 13 and ask that it be reported by number.


Mr. SCOTT of Florida. In September 2021, President Biden's misguided and dangerous decisions in his botched withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan led to America's most stunning, unforced, and humiliating defeat in decades.

Due to President Biden's carelessness and failed leadership, 13 U.S. servicemembers were lost; billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment were left for the Taliban, and here is a picture of some of it; and hundreds of American citizens were stranded behind enemy lines.

The world is now a more dangerous place. Our enemies, like Russia, Communist China, and Iran, are emboldened, and the American people are rightfully furious.

We must have accountability, and the best way to do that is establishing a bipartisan, bicameral Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan--similar to the Iran-Contra committees--to conduct a full investigation and compile a thorough report on President Biden's tragically failed withdrawal from Afghanistan.

I urge my colleagues to support this amendment.