A growing number of U.S. citizens unable to board evacuation flights seemingly refutes the Biden administration’s position that no Americans are stranded.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki has been asked to explain her recent claim that no U.S. citizen is stuck in Afghanistan. The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued a security alert on Aug. 26. It warned Americans trapped in the Middle Eastern country against traveling to Hamid Karzai International Airport due to safety concerns.
“Because of security threats outside the gates of Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time–unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so,” the embassy said in a statement. “U.S. citizens who are at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately.”
Rep. Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) revealed Taliban fighters attacked at least one “incredibly brave” American, simply for trying to enter the airport terminal.
“The Taliban are going to come and kill us, I am really scared,” the woman said in a video shared on Twitter. “Please help me!”
Washington Post reporter Susannah George separately revealed she would not have made it to her U.S. evacuation flight at Kabul Airport without the help of British forces.
BL understands this is because Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declared 5,200 U.S. forces stationed in the Afghan capitol do not have the “capability to go out and collect up large numbers of people.”
Psaki previously slammed Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy for recklessly reporting on stranded Americans. The Democrat stressed no U.S. citizens were stuck in Afghanistan.
“First of all, I think it is irresponsible to say Americans are stranded,” she said in a statement. “They are not.”
The press secretary also refused to comment on whether any U.S. citizen was stranded in the Middle Eastern country since the Taliban seized control of the presidential palace.
“I am just calling you out for saying that we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan,” she said. “We are going to bring them home, and I think that is important for the American public to hear and understand.”
BL understands Psaki implied the Biden administration was not “stranding” Americans, and cannot be held responsible for individuals who are stuck in Afghanistan without reason.
The president appears to want nothing to do with Americans feeling too afraid to leave home, because the Taliban is slaughtering people in the streets.
Biden administration officials were unable to confirm exactly how many U.S. citizens were still in Afghanistan at the time of publication.