When you hear the words that come out of John Kirby’s mouth, it is rather astonishing that he ever wore the uniform of a Naval officer.
It all starts to make sense when you realize he actually spent the majority of his career flying a desk and spinning statements during his time in the Navy.
Even so, he seems to have taken things way too far in a recent statement regarding Americans left behind in Afghanistan.
Just a Disgusting Statement
Kirby completed OCS in 1986.
After qualifying as a Surface Warfare Officer, he quickly transferred out to serve in Public Affairs division.
For the bulk of his career, he spent his time in front of microphones and managed to achieve the rank of Rear Admiral doing so.
He retired from the Navy in 2015 to make the natural transition as the spokesperson for the Department of State.
When Joe Biden moved into the White House, Biden tapped the former talking head for Obama, and Kirby now serves as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and the Pentagon Press Secretary.
Even as a talking head, one would think that Kirby would empathize with those left behind, but that is hardly the case.
When Kirby was asked about Americans left behind and getting them out, his answer outraged everyone that heard it.
He stated, “It’s not completely unlike the way we do it elsewhere around the world.
“I mean, we have Americans that get stranded in countries all the time.”
Biden’s Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby: “We have Americans that get #stranded in countries all the time.” pic.twitter.com/VXH5vxAwlI
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) August 31, 2021
Not exactly the answer you would think would come from a man that wore the uniform for decades.
The backlash was immediate, with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) stating, “This is the message we are left with from the Biden administration as hundreds of our citizens may never make it home.”
Nathan Brand put Kirby side-by-side with Psaki, who had previously slammed a reporter for daring to say Americans were stranded…
TODAY: Biden's Pentagon Spokesman: “We have Americans that get stranded in countries all the time”
LAST WEEK: Biden's Press Sec Jen Psaki: "I think it's irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not." pic.twitter.com/fhte5I85R3
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) August 31, 2021
The fact this administration still does not have a handle on exactly how many Americans it left behind tells you all you need to know about the priority it places on real Americans.
Source: The Blaze