It has been about two months since Joe Biden left behind Americans in Afghanistan.
When the last boot left the ground, the White House continuously stated the “real” number of Americans left behind was close to 100.
After hundreds have been rescued, we finally have a real number… 363.
It is shocking that this administration has been able to get away with this lie for as long as it has.
If Biden were a Republican, the media would have destroyed him for leaving even a single American citizen behind.
As private efforts rescued citizens, the outrage would have only grown.
Instead, the media has simply ignored the story.
Then, on Friday, reports surfaced that the administration finally put an official number out.
The State Department stated that it has been in touch with 363 American citizens, with 176 wanting to leave…
State Dept. informed congressional staff Thursday that it is in touch with 363 American citizens in Afghanistan, 176 of whom want to leave, per @jmhansler
That is significantly higher than the estimates of roughly 100 in Aug. which Admin officials regularly cited.
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) October 22, 2021
I can only wonder how there are still 176 who want to leave when there were only about 100 of them two months ago.
Rep. Issa (R-CA), who on Thursday released a letter of an American citizen begging for help, responded…
The State Department can’t just say off the record to Congressional staff that they’ve been lying from day one about the number of American citizens they stranded in Afghanistan. https://t.co/QjEq7eGsLn
— Rep. Darrell Issa (@repdarrellissa) October 22, 2021
So, what has the State Department been working on instead of bringing Americans back home?
This should answer that question…
— Department of State (@StateDept) October 20, 2021
Welcome to the new America.