GOP Congressmen blast Biden admin for stranding Individuals in Afghanistan
A number of Home Republicans slammed President Biden and his administration Saturday and warned that U.S. residents weren’t in a position to attain the airport gates in Afghanistan because the Aug. 31 deadline quickly approaches.
Reps. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, and Mike Waltz, R-Fla., took to Twitter to precise outrage over the Biden administration’s dealing with of the evacuation of U.S. residents from the Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
“America, you’ll want to know this: Biden shouldn’t be letting US residents by the airport gates. It has been inconceivable to get anybody by for the final 24 hours,” Crenshaw tweeted. “This administration has been mendacity about their intent to save lots of Individuals. Unforgivable.”
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Jackson tweeted that he was “livid” and that his workplace had been on the telephone all day making an attempt to get Americans out of Afghanistan, however claimed the State Division would not assist these stranded exterior the airport.
Jackson adopted up in one other tweet, saying that President Biden was going to “get them killed.” Waltz echoed the opposite two Congressmen in a tweet late Saturday evening, saying, “Our fellow Individuals will quickly be left behind.”
Republican members of Congress weren’t the one ones tweeting about U.S. residents being turned away on the Kabul Airport. Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J. tweeted an extended thread Saturday detailing comparable eventualities that the Republican Congressmen tweeted about, saying, “There are extra residents/residents that I’m listening to from, in addition to 1000’s of Afghans – together with those that served alongside our navy which might be reaching out in desperation in these ultimate hours.”
“As we hit 72 hours away from Biden’s Aug 31 deadline for ending the evac mission, I’m nonetheless listening to from American Residents, together with a toddler, in Kabul which might be afraid of being left behind,” Kim tweeted. “That is their story(protected) and why we should full the mission.”
CNN’s Clarissa Ward, who has been closely concerned in reporting from Afghanistan, tweeted Saturday a couple of feminine translator with U.S. citizenship who continues to be stranded in Kabul and is “utterly terrified.”
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“Speaking to a girl, a US citizen, who labored as a translator for the US for greater than ten years, who was not in a position to get into the Kabul airport but once more in the present day,” Ward tweeted. “She is going to strive once more tomorrow however is totally terrified.”
The State Division stated on Saturday that there are 350 Americans nonetheless in Afghanistan ready to be evacuated and added they are going to be offering “help across the clock.” A State Division spokesman additionally stated there have been at the least 5,400 Individuals safely evacuated since Aug. 14.
The White Home didn’t reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Fox Information’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.