Rep Buck says his workplace continues to be working to evacuate 40 People and SIV refugees from Afghanistan
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., mentioned his workplace is working to evacuate 40 People and SIV refugees from Afghanistan after the Biden administration’s botched, lethal pullout.
Buck launched an replace on his workplace’s efforts to assist U.S. residents and Afghan companions escape from Afghanistan, noting that over 250 folks have reached out to his workplace for assist.
Forty-seven individuals who had been stranded in Afghanistan have been introduced again stateside because of the efforts of Buck and his crew.
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“First, my ideas and prayers exit to the 13 U.S. service members who misplaced their lives on August 26, 2021, on the Kabul airport,” Buck mentioned in a launch obtained by Fox Information.
“I’m grateful for our courageous troops who labored diligently to assist evacuate U.S. residents stranded in Afghanistan, in addition to Afghans who supported our mission and whose relationship with america positioned them in imminent hazard of retaliation from the Taliban,” Buck continued.
Buck blasted President Biden as having “demonstrated weak spot to our enemies and allies alike” and that the Biden administration “didn’t adequately put together for our nation’s exit” that has left over 200 People scrambling to discover a manner out of the war-torn nation.
“This mismanagement of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan resulted within the pointless lack of American and Afghan lives and broken america’ credibility,” Buck mentioned, excoriating Biden.
The congressman additionally shared communications his workplace acquired from folks stranded in Afghanistan, together with correspondence on Aug. 31 from a U.S. citizen who instructed Buck’s employees, “the Taliban has additionally blocked entry/entry on the Camp Sullivan gate to the airport.”
“My household has tried to get to the gate on the airport three instances. The crowds are too massive,” the person mentioned. “They had been beat with sticks by members of the Taliban.”
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The replace got here after Secretary of State Antony Blinken instructed reporters on Friday that the State Division was “in fixed contact” with the People stranded in Afghanistan who wish to go away the nation.
Blinken beforehand mentioned in a speech on Aug. 30 that there are between 100 and 200 Americans in Afghanistan which can be attempting to get out.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox Information Digital. You’ll find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.