‘Who is Leading the Country Right Now?’ Jim Banks Wonders After Biden’s Long Weekend Announcement

U.S. House Rep Jim Banks (R-IN), who is the Republican Study Committee Chairman, was critical today of an announcement made yesterday by the White House that President Joe Biden would be taking a long weekend.

Banks quote tweeted a White House reporter who said that “The White House announces that Biden will remain at Camp David through Wednesday. There are no public events scheduled.”

Responding to the news, Banks stated, “This is very concerning. We are watching multiple national security crises unfold and Joe Biden was only at the White House for one full day this week.”

Banks wondered, “Who is leading the country right now?”

The White House tweeted a picture yesterday of Biden sitting in a leather chair and talking on the phone.

“Today President Biden spoke with Secretary Blinken, Secretary Austin, and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about the ongoing efforts to safely drawdown the civilian footprint in Afghanistan,”

The U.S. Sun reported:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said Friday that Biden “must immediately focus all efforts on making sure there is a plan to safely extract all American service members and civilians still remaining in Afghanistan.”

McCarthy added: “He also owes the American public an answer on what he plans to do to make sure the region doesn’t turn into a breeding ground for more violent extremism that will lead to large-scale global attacks of terrorism.”

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler of Pennsylvania also took aim at the President.

Reschenthaler, an Iraq War veteran, told the New York Post, “this strategy of putting your head in the sand and not taking questions is a way to not get associated with his military debacle.

“I don’t think it’s gonna work,” Reschenthaler added. “I don’t think that hiding from cameras is a way for him to not have the fall of Kabul and the fall of Afghanistan tattooed on his political legacy.”

The White House tweeted a picture earlier today of Biden sitting at large table in front of a video conference setup.

“This morning, the President and Vice President held a video conference with the national security team to discuss the ongoing efforts to draw down our civilian footprint in Afghanistan. In addition, the President and Vice President were briefed on the earthquake in Haiti.”