Matt Johnson from Omaha, Nebraska, United States via Wikimedia Commons

A member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reveals President Joe Biden gave Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban terrorists a list of American citizens trapped in the country, as well as a list of Afghans who cooperated with the U.S. government.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) calls the move “insane.”

“There is clearly no plan. There has been no plan. Their plan has basically been happy talk. People have died and people are going to die because President Biden decided to rely on happy talk instead of reality,” Sasse tells ABC News’ Martha Raddatz.

Sasse blamed Biden for the deaths of 13 Americans in a homicide bombing outside Kabul’s airport, then revealed Biden told the Taliban which Americans may still be in Afghanistan as well as which Afghans worked with the U.S. government, despite threats by Taliban fighters to find and kill them.

“They decided to outsource security around the perimeter of the airport to the Taliban. They passed a list of American citizens and America’s closest allies, people who have fought alongside us, they passed those lists to the Taliban relying on them, thinking they could trust on them. It was stupid then. It’s insane now,” said Sasse.

It not only places their lives in danger, but violates a promise by the U.S. government that they would be protected when American forces withdrew.

“We have American citizens who are being left behind. We have American green card holders who are being left behind. We have Afghan allies who are SIV holders, folks who fought alongside us, drivers, translators, people who actually fought with us. These people are people to whom we made commitments,” said Sasse.

Sasse even questioned Biden’s mental fitness.

“I’m on the Intelligence Committee as you know, and there are some small ways to try to do things around the margin, but what we need is a Commander-in-Chief that actually has a big plan and a big way to solve this problem. President Biden has been repeatedly disconnected from reality.”

“Americans keep their word. Thirteen service men and women died this week and our families across this country are in prayer for those families and for the ultimate sacrifice they have made, but they were doing something to make sure that no one was left behind. The Commander-in-Chief should be doing the same, which is make sure that no one is left behind,” Sasse concluded.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
2 months ago

That’s more than insane. The old fool thinks he’s doing good. Lol

Lydia
Lydia
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

No Experience Needed, No Boss Over iil Your FD Shoulder… Say Goodbye To Your Old Job! Limited Number Of Spots Open…… 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗷𝗼𝗯𝘀𝟰𝟳.𝘁𝗸

david
david
2 months ago
Reply to  Lydia

None of us want Biden administration jobs, dear.

Stan
Stan
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Problem is he doesn’t need to think, just follows orders by the deep staters.

Julia Ontiveros
Julia Ontiveros
2 months ago

POS Biden and the rest of corrupt Demacrats in Congress including military Generals and everyone else involved with these other high commander and chief personal need to be prosecuted for Treason and hanged till death!!

Richard Hoard
Richard Hoard
2 months ago

No Experience Needed, No Boss Over il Your FD Shoulder… Say Goodbye To Your Old Job! Limited Number Of Spots
Open……. 𝐂­𝐚­𝐬­𝐡­𝐨­𝐟­­𝐟­𝐞­𝐫­𝟗­.­𝐂­𝐨­𝐦­

Chainlink700rt
Chainlink700rt
2 months ago

In a week or so, we should be getting news of whether biden is to be impeached.

Brad Fisher
Brad Fisher
2 months ago
Reply to  Chainlink700rt

Don’t hold your breath. CCP McConnell has said he will not go with impeachment nor any other form of punishment. And if you think Rino, Sasse will guess again. Both useless idiots.

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad Fisher

…OR Lenin’s ‘useful idiots.’

scot-belle
scot-belle
2 months ago
Reply to  Chainlink700rt

That’s ONLY if……any of the Democrats in the House, vote for impeachment.
Thus, if it doesn’t pass the House, it cannot possibly have a trial…in the Senate.
On this specific technicality, McConnell (the Rino)… is quite correct.