Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) ripped the Biden administration over its “delay and inaction” to facilitate the evacuation of multiple plane-loads of Americans and Afghan allies stranded in Afghanistan.
Multiple charter planes, reportedly containing hundreds of Americans and Afghan allies, ready to depart Afghanistan have remained grounded at an airport in Mazar-i-Sharif for days as the private groups overseeing the extraction attempt to get clearance from Taliban officials. The U.S. State Department appears to have done little to aid the groups attempting the extraction.
The Biden administration’s inaction has raised the ire of at least one Democratic senator, Blumenthal, who ripped into the Biden administration on Monday. Blumenthal sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“My staff & I have worked night & day to secure the safe passage of two planes waiting in Mazar-e Sharif to take American citizens, at-risk Afghan allies, & their families to safety,” Blumenthal said. “My office joined forces in this humanitarian mission with an incredible coalition of