After making a secret visit to Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Reps. Seth Moulton and Peter Meijer are blowing the whistle on President Joe Biden's evacuation deadline. They revealed that evacuations cannot be completely by August 31, and likely not even before the anniversary of September 11.
Meijer and Moulton said in a join statement that their surprise mission was to “conduct oversight on the mission to evacuate Americans and our allies,” adding that Congress has "a duty to provide oversight on the executive branch.”
Statement from @RepMeijer and @sethmoulton on their secret trip to Afghanistan (h/t @NikolenDC): pic.twitter.com/8xUk2t8kxU
— Jake Rosen (@JakeMRosen) August 25, 2021
Their statement reads:
As Members of Congress, we have a duty to provide oversight on the executive branch. There is no place in the world right now where oversight matters more. We conducted this visit in secret, speaking about it only after our departure, to minimize the risk and disruption to the people on the ground, and because we were there to gather information, not to grandstand. We left on a plane with empty seats, seated in crew-only seats to ensure that nobody who needed a seat would lose one because of our presence.
Washington should be ashamed of the position we put our service members in, but they represent the best in America. These men and women have been run ragged and are still running strong. Their empathy and dedication to duty are truly inspiring. The acts of heroism and selflessness we witnessed at HKIA make America proud.
Today with @RepMeijer I visited Kabul airport to conduct oversight on the evacuation.
Witnessing our young Marines and soldiers at the gates, navigating a confluence of humanity as raw and visceral as the world has ever seen, was indescribable. pic.twitter.com/bWGQh1iw2c
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) August 25, 2021
They shared that after speaking with the commanders present in Kabul, they were fully convinced that evacuations were started for too late and could not possibly be finished by Biden's August 31 deadline.
We came into this visit wanting, like most veterans, to push the president to extend the August 31st deadline. After talking with commanders on the ground and seeing the situation here, it is obvious that because we started the evacuation so late, that no matter what we do, we won’t get everyone out on time, even by September 11. Sadly and frustratingly, getting our people out depends on maintaining the current, bizarre relationship with the Taliban.
In the coming days, we will have more to share with our colleagues and the American people about what we learned, but after meeting with Marines, soldiers, and dedicated State Department officials on the ground—we want the world to know first and foremost that we have never been prouder to be Americans.
When will the White House stop lying about how serious the situation really is and actually do something to evacuate the Americans still stranded inTaliban-infested lands?
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