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Team Biden continues to deceive Congress and the American people about the situation in Afghanistan, especially the number of Americans left behind, and lawmakers from both parties recently had enough. In this case, most lawmakers stormed out of a classified briefing with Biden officials on Afghanistan.

According to CNN, “Republican and Democratic lawmakers grew frustrated after State Department, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of the Director of National Security officials failed to answer their basic questions during the briefing for members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”

Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that “everybody walked out” from the meeting, and questioned whether administration officials even knew the true number of Americans still in the country.

“I don’t think they know all the answers, quite honestly,” he said of the administration.

CNN reported that:

State Department officials — both privately and publicly — continue to say that about 100 Americans are still in Afghanistan who want to get out. Some lawmakers have told CNN they do not understand that accounting, given the department has said that they evacuated more than 75 Americans from Afghanistan through evacuation efforts in the last few weeks. State Department officials have said that the dynamic situation on the ground is the reason they cannot give a more precise figure.

“You know,” McCaul added, “the fact is, I believe there’s still hundreds of Americans still left behind enemy lines.” He continued: “The majority of the interpreters that you and I talked about did not get out,” referring to Afghan interpreters (or TERPS) who had worked for the US military.

McCaul also noted that he has received “horrific stories” from those left behind.

However, CNN also reported that a Democratic aide claimed that some of the Democrat members left Wednesday’s classified briefing because there were Republican members who were not wearing masks in accordance with Covid-19 protocols. And, no – that last part was not SATIRE.’

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Janie Falgout
Janie Falgout
1 month ago

Dementia Joe is a liar and always has been. Send illegals to Delaware for a change and see how dementia Joe handles it

bananasplit
bananasplit
1 month ago
Reply to  Janie Falgout

Should either impeach or ask to resign.!!! Remember it doesn’t matter if the dems put a human being or animals in the WH as long they’re in power.!!!

Dave Darflinger
Dave Darflinger
1 month ago
Reply to  bananasplit

Remember who takes control if he is impeached or resigns. Be careful what you wish for.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago

At least wait until the midterms. Then WHEN heels up Harris gets removed we will have a Republican house speaker to take over

Peter Wiggin
Peter Wiggin
1 month ago

She wouldn’t last long either…

…at point we run President Trump for House Majority leader in 2022

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter Wiggin

He is teh 19th President of teh Republic of America He cannot also be house speaker

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 month ago

Nope, then the real President returns 🙂

Theodore A Perry
Theodore A Perry
1 month ago

Sure…Sniffer in chief or cackler in chief….

Jesse
Jesse
1 month ago
Reply to  bananasplit

Both would put the Ho in power and things would get even worse after that.

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 month ago
Reply to  bananasplit

In this case a murderer, pedophile, rapist, money manipulator, traitor and plagiarist as well as seasoned liar with very little in the brain box. A perfect candidate for CCP

Stephen Weiss
Stephen Weiss
1 month ago
Reply to  Janie Falgout

send ALL the Illegals to Washington DC, house them in the Parking garages, that were good enough for our National Guard troops..and let the Democrats see their handiwork everyday that they bother to show up in Congress

Bill R
Bill R
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

yes and Jill can hand out cookies and Kamala could hand out ginger bread cookies with her likeness, how sweet it is

Omega 2
Omega 2
1 month ago

WELL, both sides finally agreed on something here! ” BIDEN AND HIS CONSORTS ” ARE INEPT AND LYIERS ON THE TOTAL AFGHAN AFAIR CAUSED BY THERE ” ILLUSTREUS LEADER ” FUZZY JOE!” NOW MAYBE THEY MIGHT ” IMPEACH HIM OR 25TH ARTICLE HIM OUT SOON! “

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA
Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA
1 month ago

LISTEN UP….AS LONG as PREZ BIDEN is in the WHITE HOUSE…the CHAOS…CONFUSION and ALL KINDS of EVIL will CONTINUE. GOD Chose PREZ TRUMP to Be PRESIDE NT of the U.S. GOD is the RU LER of MEN. HE has the LAST WORD. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄