Fischer opposes closed administrative briefing on Afghanistan and Ukraine | Regional government

Senator Deb Fischer on Wednesday objected to the Biden administration’s decision to hold a closed rather than an open briefing with senators on Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Fischer, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a top Republican on its Strategic Forces Subcommittee, attended the meeting with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

“I’m frustrated,” Fischer said in a press release.

“This briefing should have been open to the public. Instead, it was held behind closed doors, and administration officials deliberately made a stone wall, limiting senators’ opportunities to ask important questions. “

“Nebraskans haven’t forgotten the terrorist attack at Kabul airport that killed one of our own,” Fischer said. “No one has been held responsible.

“The American people deserve to hear from those responsible for what the United States is currently facing in Afghanistan and the current situation in Ukraine.”

The Pentagon said Wednesday that Biden was ordering 2,000 U.S. troops in Poland and Germany and moving another 1,000 from Germany to Romania, demonstrating U.S. commitment to NATO’s eastern flank amid fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Associated Press reported.

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