The ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Sunday that the Taliban were holding Americans “hostage” by preventing them from leaving aboard a half-dozen planes that are ready for departure because they “want something” in return.
“We have six airplanes at Mazar Sharif Airport, six airplanes with American citizens on them as I speak, also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now,” Rep. Michael McCaul, R‑Texas, said during an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.
“State has cleared these flights, and the Taliban will not let them leave the airport,” he continued, referring to the State Department.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden is on vacation, again, as multiple massive issues are still active, this one being the latest which has surfaced today. Yet, the so-called Commander-in-Chief is nowhere to be found or heard from as he enjoys extra vacation time at home in Delaware for the long weekend.
He’s avoiding his job and the most critical moments, making America look weak and forcing Americans he flippantly left behind in Afghanistan at the mercy of the terrorist Taliban, in which his administration admitted they’re “working with.”
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