Sara Carter says the Biden admin ‘abandoned Americans’ in Afghanistan
After a week of congressional hearings with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, President Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan looks worse than ever. Sara Carter broke down the highlights from Blinken’s statements on the latest episode of the Sara Carter Show.
First, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) wanted to know how many Americans were left behind. “How many of them approximately, you say we don’t know the exact number. But how many legal permanent residents are we convinced are still in Afghanistan?” Romney asked.
“We don’t we don’t have an exact number,” Blinken replied.
“A round number,” the Utah senator pushed.
“But it’s in the 1000’s,” Blinken admitted. This in itself was a revelation because the White House previously denied anyone was stranded. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki flat out rejected the notion during a press conference.
“First of all, I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded,” Psaki said at the time. “They are not.”
As a result of Blinken’s statement on abandoned Americans, Carter blasted the Biden administration.
“I was thinking to myself, this administration doesn’t even care about American citizens. They’d probably be grateful if I went into Panjshir. They would probably be happy if I disappeared somewhere in Panjshir,” Carter said. “But I for sure know that this government, my government would do nothing for me. They abandoned Americans, they abandoned green card holders. They abandoned people with visas.”
Then on Monday, veteran Jean Marie Thrower verified Blinken’s estimate on America’s Newsroom. She personally stayed behind the U.S. military’s August 31st deadline as a volunteer. Therefore she saw first hand that there are about 1,000 Americans still in Afghanistan.
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