You might remember Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-CT) from his attempts to convince the world he “served in Vietnam,” despite never setting foot in the country. But even his record of mischaracterizing the truth hasn’t prepared Blumenthal for giving his friend Joe Biden a pass on the Afghanistan evacuation debacle. Carlos Garcia reports for The Blaze:
A Democrat U.S. Senator said he was “furious” at the Biden administration over the government’s “delay and inaction” over efforts to get stranded Americans out of Afghanistan.
Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released a statement expressing his frustration and anger on Monday.
“I have been deeply frustrated, even furious, at our government’s delay and inaction,” said Blumenthal, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“There will be plenty of time to seek accountability for the inexcusable bureaucratic red tape that stranded so many of our Afghan allies. 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,” he added.
“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.”
Republican Rep. Michael McCaul said on “Fox News Sunday” that there were Americans being held hostage by the Taliban at an airport outside of Kabul.
“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.
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