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Schumer, Pelosi panned for dancing with Stephen Colbert, Napa fundraiser with Biden’s presidency below siege

Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi are going through backlash on Twitter after movies confirmed them yucking it up over the weekend whereas Afghanistan, and President Biden’s legacy, are below siege.

Schumer, D-N.Y., was noticed dancing backstage with late-night comic Stephen Colbert in the course of the “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Live performance” in Central Park, which was reduce brief Saturday night time as a result of inclement climate. A video of the dancing, tweeted by New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio spokesman Invoice Neidhardt, racked up greater than three million views.


There have been reportedly hundreds of individuals on the “Homecoming Live performance,” however Democrats and the media made no point out about it being a potential superspreader, as they did with an outside occasion attended by hundreds of individuals in South Dakota simply days in the past.

In the meantime, a video posted Sunday by New York Instances reporter Kenneth Vogel reveals Pelosi, D-Calif., speaking about getting out the vote throughout a Democratic Congressional Marketing campaign Committee (DCCC) retreat in Napa Valley racked up over 650,000 views. Pelosi was criticized for the shortage of range on the DCCC fundraiser and for donors not sporting masks whereas sitting inside shut proximity of one another.

“These susceptible Democrats could have loads of time to sip costly wine with Nancy Pelosi in Napa after voters hearth them within the midterms,” Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg mentioned in an announcement to Fox Information.

The movies got here one week after Afghanistan’s central authorities quickly collapsed to the Taliban following the drawdown of the US’ army presence within the nation. President Biden has repeatedly defended pulling troops in a foreign country, which fell to Taliban insurgents in simply 11 days. Footage reveals a chaotic and harmful scene on the airport in Kabul, the place tens of hundreds of U.S. residents, Afghan allies and different Afghans susceptible to Taliban reprisal try to flee the nation.

Biden assured People simply final month {that a} Taliban-takeover of Afghanistan was not going and that he trusted “the capability of the Afghan army.” The president largely prevented cameras in the course of the debacle, watching it unfold from the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.


Biden was fiercely criticized Wednesday, three days after the collapse of Kabul, after he gave public remarks about COVID-19 and failed to deal with the state of affairs in Afghanistan or take any questions.

In the meantime, Vice President Kamala Harris, who beforehand mentioned she had a key position in Biden’s resolution to withdraw from Afghanistan, arrived in Singapore on Sunday and has been notably silent on the developments in Afghanistan aside from a number of tweets defending the pullout.

Fox Information’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report. 


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