Home Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Mike McCaul has actually welcomed previous Afghanistan Ambassador to the United States Roya Rahmani to be his visitor for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address next week, CNN has actually found out solely.
Rahmani, a strong protector of ladies’s rights in Afghanistan, was the nation’s very first female ambassador to the United States, serving from December 2018 up until July 2021.
McCaul’s choice to bring Rahmani is a direct play to his committee’s most prominent examination– analyzing the Biden administration’s questionable withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Among the most substantial outcomes of the United States exit and the Taliban’s ultimate takeover of the nation in August 2021 has actually been Afghan ladies and ladies losing a lot of the rights they had actually gotten over previous years.
A few of the brand-new laws consist of disallowing Afghan ladies and ladies from continuing their education beyond the 6th grade, being restricted from playing sports and needing ladies to have a male guardian to take a trip cross countries.
McCaul has actually sworn that their reduced rights will be a component of his examination.
” Because the United States unilaterally withdrew from Afghanistan in 2015, leading the way for the Taliban to take control of, the circumstance for ladies in the nation has actually ended up being alarming. Ladies there– a lot of whom just ever understood the liberties of the last twenty years– no longer have rights,” McCaul informed CNN.
The Texas Republican politician has actually currently introduced the extremely expected examination into the United States withdrawal, asking for a series of files and interviews from leading State Department authorities in relation to the United States’ military exit– and threatening subpoenas if the company declines to comply.
The committee’s very first hearing on the concern is anticipated to be held eventually in March, a source knowledgeable about the panel’s strategies informed CNN.
Republican politicians’ freshly gotten subpoena power, which they hold for the very first time considering that the Taliban took control, offers the GOP with brand-new investigative tools to penetrate an essential discomfort point in Biden’s presidency ahead of 2024.
The committee’s examination is anticipated to highlight the failures in preparing leading up to the withdrawal– consisting of claims that the Biden administration “misguided the American public about the most likely effects of its choice to withdraw unilaterally”– along with the after-effects of the exit.