Top Democrat Slams Biden for 'Inaction' on Rescuing Americans from Afghanistan
Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-CT) 'furious' at Biden admin 'delays' on getting people out
A top Democrat senator has slammed Joe Biden's "delays and inaction" on rescuing stranded Americans from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-CT) says he is "furious" at the Biden administration's lack of effort in getting hundreds of U.S. citizens safely out of the country.
On Monday, Blumenthal, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a statement expressing his frustration and anger toward the Democrat regime leader.
"I have been deeply frustrated, even furious, at our government's delay and inaction," Blumenthal said.
"There will be plenty of time to seek accountability for the inexcusable bureaucratic red tape that stranded so many of our Afghan allies," he added.
"For now, my singular focus remains getting these planes in the air and safely to our airbase in Doha, where they have already been cleared to land."
"I expect the White House and State Department to do everything in their power – absolutely everything – to make this happen," Blumenthal concluded.
"These are Americans citizens and Afghans who risked everything for our country.
"We cannot leave them behind."
"In fact, we have six airplanes at Mazar-i-Sharif airport, six airplanes, with American citizens on them as I speak, also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now," said McCaul.
Joe Biden has been excoriated by critics over the disastrous military withdrawal and evacuation from Afghanistan.
The debacle has hit Biden squarely in the polls, many of which show a steep drop in approval from Americans.
On Friday Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma accused the State Department of thwarting his mission to save Americans from Afghanistan.
He went on to say that he was personally in contact with many Americans who were stranded in Afghanistan and were desperate to get out.
The Biden administration has estimated that between 100 and 200 American citizens who wanted to leave Afghanistan remained in the Taliban-controlled country, but critics are skeptical that the actual count may be much higher.