House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is none too happy with President Joe Biden (who is at this point?) due to his failure in Afghanistan and he made sure to express that clearly in his recent comments on the whole situation.
McCarthy went so far as to accuse Biden of turning his back on the U.S. citizens who are trying to get out of the country, but are finding themselves stuck in Kabul.
”With the very real prospect of thousands of Americans being stranded in Afghanistan on Sept. 1, the Biden administration is accepting the fact that they will leave Americans behind,” the California Republican went on to say in a press briefing that was held on Wednesday. ”He turned his back on our own citizens stranded in Afghanistan.”
McCarthy then pointed out that a recent image of President Biden walking away from the lectern on Tuesday without taking questions from the press is an image “that defines his presidency.”
In his remarks Tuesday, the president said that he spoke with G-7 leaders and others to thank them for assisting with the evacuations from Kabul in the week since Taliban forces took over the capital city and country, forcing thousands of U.S. citizens, other foreign nationals and Afghan refugees to try to flee.
He said that as of Tuesday, more than 70,000 people had been evacuated since the Taliban took over Afghanistan on Aug. 14.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that 19,000 people had been removed in the last 24 hours.
Officials will not, however, estimate how many Americans remain in Afghanistan, or how many refugees who helped U.S. forces over the last 20 years, will be taken out of the country.
Biden said he and the other leaders agreed to coordinate to get the most people out of the country as possible.
After his remarks, Biden left the room without taking questions.
One of the big concerns McCarthy has is that when the evacuation efforts are complete, there will still be a number of Americans left behind, which will then lead to the largest “hostage crisis” in history.
“He said that Biden and congressional Democrats were more concerned with passing their large $5 trillion spending bills than getting people safely out of Afghanistan,” the report said.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ”worked into late the night while [lawmakers] were here, but nothing to do with Afghanistan,” McCarthy went on to say. ”Speaker Pelosi asked the president to make phone calls [to other legislators] not to pass any bills that would put more resources to get more Americans out of Afghanistan. It was to pass $5 trillion — not to debate it, but to deem it.”
McCarthy’s right about Biden turning his back on folks trapped in Afghanistan. He’s capitulated to the Taliban, a terrorist organization, and decided not to extend the deadline to get these folks back home. That’s giving in to fear, folks. Plain and simple. This man is not fit to be our leader.