United States citizens trying to escape Afghanistan have been blocked from getting into Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, Republican lawmakers charge, and they are placing the blame squarely on President Joe Biden and his State Department for doing enough to get Americans out.
Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson vented his anger and frustration in a Saturday Twitter post, enraged at an apparent lack of communication between the government and those who need to be rescued, with time running out on the Aug. 31 deadline for American forces to leave the country.
“I am furious!!” the lawmaker, Navy veteran and former White House physician wrote. “My team has been on the phone all day trying to get AMERICAN CITIZENS out. They have been just outside the airport numerous times, but the State Department WILL NOT help them.”