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Retired Green Beret says cutting edge weapons left behind in Afghanistan are blueprints for the Chinese

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Former U.S. Army Green Beret and Central Intelligence Agency liaison officer Jerry Torres appeared on the Sara Carter Show Monday to warn that the cutting edge weapons left behind and Biden’s failed evacuation has emboldened America’s enemies.

First, Torres noted that the botched withdrawal not only affected hundreds of thousands in Afghanistan, but he also warned it is a direct national security concern for the United States.

Torres deployed to Afghanistan as an International Narcotics and Law Enforcement officer months after the U.S. first entered Afghanistan. He has contacts there in the country that he’s afraid are still stranded there. “There are American citizens or SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) holders that are way out in the areas that nobody’s really concentrating on, and they can’t get into Kabul,” Torres said. Specifically, he hasn’t heard from five linguists he worked with since the evacuations began and ended. Last he heard they were far from Kabul.

Not only does Torres worry about the people left behind, but also the military weaponry. “Here’s the thing about that equipment, you know, the equipment are going to Chinese,” Torres told Carter. “The equipment is one thing, but the code behind it, the computer programming code behind that stuff, is what the Chinese and the Russians need to catch up with us.”

“But we see the Chinese government, the CCP extending its tentacles across the globe in a way that we have never seen before,” Carter said. “I mean, literally, I think our national security is at stake.”

Meanwhile, the Taliban utilized the rest of the weaponry left behind to fight the Panjshir province. The province is the last of the strongholds of the resistance effort. Over 64,000 machine guns, 350,000 assault rifles and 126,000 pistols fell to the hands of the Taliban.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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BREAKING: Senate votes down both articles of impeachment against Mayorkas in party-line vote

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The Senate voted down two articles of impeachment Wednesday which alleged Department of Homeland Security Secretary  Alejandro Mayorkas engaged in the “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” regarding the southern border in his capacity as DHS secretary. The second claimed Mayorkas had breached public trust.

What resulted in a party-line vote, began with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., proposing a point of order declaring the first article unconstitutional, to which the majority of senators agreed following several failed motions by Republicans. The article was deemed unconstitutional by a vote of 51-48, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voting present.

Fox News reports:

Schumer’s point of order was proposed after his request for unanimous consent, which would have provided a set amount of time for debate among the senators, as well as votes on two GOP resolutions and a set amount of agreed upon points of order, was objected to by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo.

Schmitt stated in his objection that the Senate should conduct a full trial into the impeachment articles against Mayorkas, rather than the debate and points of order suggested by Schumer’s unanimous consent request, which would be followed by a likely successful motion to dismiss the articles. 

Republican senators took issue with Schumer’s point of order, as agreeing to it would effectively kill the first of the two articles. Several GOP lawmakers proposed motions, which took precedence over the point of order, to adjourn or table the point, among other things. But all GOP motions failed. 

After another batch of motions to avoid voting on Schumer’s second point of order, which would deem the second article unconstitutional, the Senate agreed to it. The vote was along party lines 51-49, with Murkowski rejoining the Republicans. 

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