President Joe Biden's administration continues to face backlash for the long-awaited withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Though withdrawal is widely supported for ending the 20 years' worth of war, the Taliban retook the region at a faster pace than officials anticipated, endangering every Afghan who worked with the United States and who resists the Taliban's rule.
For his part, President Joe Biden defended the decision to withdraw, but acknowledged the chaotic unraveling of the region, claiming Afghanistan's defense forces were unwilling to fight to push the Taliban back.
Far-right Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado slammed Biden on Twitter, invoking his signature "build back better" mantra.
Boebert's attempts to claim the Taliban are now in a stronger position than when the war began ended up seeming like praise for the radical group.
The callous comment generated widespread backlash.
People also reminded their followers that Boebert embraced the lies and rhetoric that led to the deadly failed insurrection against the United States Capitol, and even tweeted updates on the House Speaker's location as conservative militants laid siege.
In addition to remaining silent when the Trump administration's secured the release of thousands of imprisoned Taliban members, Boebert also voted against expanding visas for Afghan allies who assisted U.S. troops.