Pelosi Ignores Americans Killed in Afghanistan, Tweets about Women’s Rights Instead
House Speaker ignored the tragedy in Afghanistan
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to make statements about Americans killed in Afghanistan and instead tweeted multiple times about topics that were unrelated.
Just hours after the Pentagon confirmed that “a number” of U.S. service members were killed by bombings in Kabul, Pelosi tweeted:
“Proud to meet with religious leaders & @UniteThePoor yesterday at the Capitol.”
Proud to meet with religious leaders & @UniteThePoor yesterday at the Capitol.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 26, 2021
I came to Congress for our children. No child should ever go to sleep hungry. Thanks to @POTUS, we have a transformative opportunity to #BuildBackBetter for every family. pic.twitter.com/BpB1l52Jsu
Prior to that, she tweeted about women suffragists:
More than a century ago, after generations of marching and fighting, courageous suffragists finally won full and equal citizenship and representation in our democracy with the adoption of the 19th Amendment. We honor those who moved our nation closer toward full equality for all.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 26, 2021
Pelosi ignored the tragedy in Afghanistan, observed Turning Point’s, Benny Johnson.
“Nancy Pelosi has tweeted 7 times today."
"Not ONE tweet about 4 Americans [being] killed in Afghanistan by the incompetence and cruelty of her political party."
Nancy Pelosi has tweeted 7 times today.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 26, 2021
Not ONE tweet about 4 Americans bing killed in Afghanistan by the incompetence and cruelty of her political party.
By 2:15 p.m. ET, there was still no mention from Joe Biden on the situation, either.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called on Pelosi to call the House back before the Taliban's deadline to be briefed on the attacks and to pass a GOP bill that does not allow American troops to leave Afghanistan until citizens are evacuated first.
JUST IN: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy calls on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call the House back before the 8/31 deadline to be briefed on the attacks and to pass a GOP bill that does not allow American troops to leave Afghanistan until every citizen is evacuated.— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) August 26, 2021
Earlier today, Pentagon officials confirmed there was a huge explosion outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
According to CNN, officials reportedly said there are reports of wounded Afghans.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said casualties are “unclear at this time."
The explosion occurred outside the Abbey gate at the airport, and early witness reports suggest the incident is a terrorist suicide bombing attack.