Couldn’t they pretend to care, as BRGHT editors report, as thousands of Americans and frantic Afghans remain trapped in the Kabul airport or “are attacked by Taliban fighters at checkpoints on their way to the airport?”
Chuck Schumer Dancing
On Saturday, as Taliban forces are going door-to-door killing translators and taking women and children as slaves, Harris was landing in Singapore for a tour of Southeast Asia and Schumer was filmed dancing with Stephen Colbert in Central Park.
Really Bad Optics
Nancy Pelosi was filmed wining and dining with fat-cat donors. VP Harris was attending an orchid naming ceremony. Sen. Schumer was seen dancing, as Americans (like Sen. Tom Cotton and former State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus) were furiously working connections to get other Americans out of Afghanistan
Americans Stranded in Afghanistan
“You don’t have to have special military clearance to know it, or access to classified information, or be in contact with Americans in Kabul or elsewhere in Afghanistan. All you have to do is follow the news,” reports John Davidson in The Federalist.
By any measure, President Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal has devolved into an unprecedented and embarrassing disaster that seems to get worse by the day.
But instead of acknowledging what news reports and social media clearly show — Americans stranded, deadly chaos at the airport, Afghans rushing the gates — the Biden administration is displaying an inability or unwillingness to answer questions or even talk about the evacuation in a way that’s tethered to reality.”
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