“Is there proof he was killed?”
Biden confirmed on Monday that al-Zawahiri, who had led Al-Qaeda since Osama bin Laden’s 2011 death at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs, was killed over the weekend in a U.S. drone strike. The president, who is currently in isolation due to the recurrence of a positive COVID-19 test, said during a speech from the White House balcony that al-Zawahiri had been instrumental in planning the attack of September 11, 2001, and the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and maintained that “justice has been delivered” with his death.
Greene quickly took to Twitter to lash out at Biden for attempting to “act tough on TV” by speaking on the death, arguing that “most Americans” were either unaware of the leader or had “forgotten” about Al-Qaeda and al-Zawahiri, despite the group being behind 9/11—the largest-ever terrorist attack in U.S. history. She suggested that Biden should have instead focused on issues including the botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, a so-called “proxy war with Russia” and high inflation rates.
“Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri has been killed in a CIA led air strike,” Greene tweeted. “Zawahiri is credited in planning 9-11 & attack on the USS Cole, but most Americans don’t know or have forgotten who he is, but once they know they will be glad he’s dead. But Joe’s victory lap is ridiculous… It’s absurd Joe is going to try to act tough on TV.”