After Trey Gowdy left Congress, he signed with Fox News where he defended the President in the impeachment hoax.
Gowdy’s become a popular figure on Fox News programming.
But Trey Gowdy made a surprising prediction that will not make Donald Trump happy.
Former Congressman Gowdy appeared as part of Bret Baier’s All-Star Panel on a recent broadcast of “Special Report.”
Baier asked Gowdy about Joe Biden following through on Donald Trump’s peace deal with the Taliban to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.
Some Republicans are still not on board with Trump’s America First foreign policy and opposed a troop drawdown in Afghanistan.
“Trey, Congressman Mike Waltz from Florida, a Green Beret, in Congress made a good point in Lucas’s piece earlier about the Afghanistan military bases there being on the western flank of China and the southern flank of Russia and the eastern flank of Iran, and they won’t be there in case those places are in need or we need to respond to something in one of those countries,” Baier added.
Gowdy agreed with Congressman Waltz about bringing troops home from Afghanistan, claiming the war was not yet over and that a withdrawal would hurt America’s ability to respond to terrorist threats going so far as to predict America would end up back in Afghanistan fighting another war.
“Yes, Bret. I think the congressman was talking hypothetically if there is a conflict over Taiwan. Look, reasonable minds differ on this. It’s a complicated issue. But Bret, it’s been a long war, but, unfortunately the war is not over. I get that there are people who are tired of fighting it, but it is not over, and it won’t be over in our lifetime. I can tell you having served on the Intelligence Committee, I have no doubt that the United States will be able to gather intelligence even if we withdraw. But I do have doubts on whether or not we will be able to act on it. The general referred to an over the horizon force. That’s great, but it’s not as good as an around the corner force. I think we are going to be drug back in to conflict. The question is, how quick can we get there?” Gowdy added.
Donald Trump clearly disagrees.
Trump did whack Biden for delaying the withdrawal from May 1—which was the day Trump set—to September 11 so Biden could stage a politically convenient photo op, but Trump said bringing the troops home was a wonderful thing.
At nearly 20 years, Afghanistan is America’s longest war.
Donald Trump ran on bringing troops home from endless wars and his peace deal to fully withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by May 1 was a crowning foreign policy achievement.
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