Jen Psaki had to face the press today after an extraordinarily bad weekend for the Biden Admin. in Afghanistan. Pres. Biden got caught in a contradiction (or lie?) saying Al Quaeda is no longer in the country. His Secretary of State confirmed two days later this was not true and they are still in Afghanistan.
Then it came out that they have warned the Biden Admin to get the remaining U.S. Citizens out of the country by the end of the month. This is what Psaki got GRILLED about today, when a reporter asked if these stranded Americans would be rescued by end of month… Her response is shocking.
She literally says “we expect there could be some” left behind. WOW. But the madness didn’t stop there. Fox News Reporter Peter Doocy followed up and asked about the demands from the Taliban, and she gave an even worse answer.
From Fox News:
Biden’s initial decision not to extend the deadline prompted bipartisan criticism from lawmakers who expressed concern that American citizens and at-risk Afghan allies could be left behind. Thousands of Afghans have sought Special Immigrant Visas amid fears the Taliban could seek retribution against those who aided U.S. forces over the last two decades.
The White House has pushed back on criticism of its handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal. During a heated exchange with Fox News’ Peter Doocy at her press briefing on Monday, Psaki said it was “irresponsible” to suggest Americans were “stranded” in the country amid the chaotic evacuation.
“I’m just calling you out for saying we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan when we have been very clear that we are not leaving Americans who want to return home,” Psaki said at the time. “We are going to bring them home and I think that’s important for the American public to hear and understand.”