ICYMI: Brady Talks Afghanistan, Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spending Spree, and the Biden Crime Crisis on The Chris Salcedo Show
I recently joined The Chris Salcedo Show on KSEV to discuss President Biden's failure to lead in Afghanistan, the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending spree, and the Biden Crime Crisis.
"One of the tenets of our military is to leave no person behind and here we are, from the President’s own directive, leaving thousands of Americans behind."
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On President Biden's failure to evacuate Americans out of Afghanistan:
“We are continuing to field desperate calls from our constituents worried about friends, family, colleagues, missionaries, allies and interpreters who have helped our military over there. If you had been in that classified briefing this week, you know, my impression without repeating everything in there, obviously, is that the State Department is very proud of what they call a “remarkable evacuation,” — which is about as tone deaf as you can get. The number of Americans who have been evacuated is stunningly low. They keep throwing out 50,000 and 60,000 people evacuated, but what they won’t tell you is that as of midweek it was only 4,000 Americans."
"They now acknowledge what everyone suspected—it’s not just the Taliban, but ISIS and al-Qaeda have restrengthened and, in fact, are now a potential threat to the airport itself. And at the end of the day, we’re at the mercy of the Taliban right now and this President simply will not stand up to them under any scenario. Everyone should be outraged by this. We have never left Americans behind enemy lines. This is just humiliating, embarrassing."
On President Biden ruining U.S. credibility on the world stage:
“Who dreamed a nation so great, with a military of this might, would be the weakest country in the room here? One of the tenets of our military is to leave no person behind and here we are, from the President’s own directive, leaving thousands of Americans behind. And our key allies. The rest of the world is not applauding this President. They are furious, not only because of the surprise of it, the unwillingness to lead, but undermining NATO and our institutions there that have worked well—and strengthened under President Trump, by the way.”
“Our standing in the world has plummeted. We are no longer a trusted ally and that's going to reverberate far beyond this airlift.”
On President Biden emboldening terrorists by leaving U.S. military equipment behind:
“This is about as low as it gets I think, for America, especially versus President Trump who made it very clear to the Taliban: unless you meet these conditions, we're not withdrawing. He also made it clear, you're not getting a single truck from America and not a single vehicle will be left behind—none of it.”
“Our military experts and intelligence experts say there is no question that what President Biden has done has restored a terrorist-sponsored state that will lead to future attacks on the U.S. and our allies in the region, and they will sadly enough be using our weaponry to do that. And I don't understand how any President who’s serious about defending the security of our country and our allies can make these just horrible decisions.”
On Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending spree:
“It is trillions and trillions we can never hope to pay back, and that's just the opening bid. The spending on this is the greatest expansion of the welfare state in our lifetimes in America. And those costs explode in the future and I think will usher in a new era of government dependency by individuals and businesses—that’s the spending side. The tax side: the biggest tax hikes in our lifetime as well—crippling, and we will lose millions of jobs here in America—in Main Street America. But we're going to see millions move overseas—the opposite of what happened under President Trump’s tax cuts where, all of a sudden, America became the most competitive economy in the world and there was a giant sucking sound of jobs, manufacturing, investment, research, headquarters back in the United States. All that gets reversed.”
“Prices are going up twice as fast as paychecks these days. Every month the President's been in office, families have been losing ground in purchasing power. You shove another three to five trillion dollars into this economy, especially as we keep paying people more to stay home than go back to work, you're going to see long term-inflation prices. It’s going to be, I think, devastating for the economy."
On the Biden Crime Crisis:
"This is what liberals do: they make us less safe and our neighborhoods more dangerous while they beef up their own security."
"How do they not get this? We’ve got a crime crisis in America. Biden is in denial about that as well as every other crisis. We’re seeing crime spiking, violence spiking, and gang violence spiking all throughout America with this defund the police movement. They may call it something else, but that’s what the effect is. Another reason why, with all these crises going on, I think the country is going to race to give back control of the House [of Representatives] to Republicans next year."