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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