Several senators called on Mr. Biden to calm the public’s fears surrounding the events of the past week as more information becomes clear.
“The American people need and deserve to know more,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “There is a lot of information presented to us this morning that could be told to the American people without any harm to sources or methods or our national security, and the American people need to know more so that they’ll have more confidence in our national security.”
“I think there is a need for greater transparency and more facts to the American people,” he said.
Those facts should come directly from the commander in chief, said Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican who serves on the chamber’s armed services and intelligence panels.
“Americans are worried. They’re concerned,” Mr. Cotton said upon leaving the briefing. “And they