GOP Rep. Michael McCaul pressed Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday whether he could ensure a congressional committee that the Biden administration would rescue a group of girls who were left at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and were turned away from the Kabul airport by State Department officials.
“I was on the phone with very high ranking officials at State, DoD, the White House, trying to save lives. We had Americans that couldn’t get out. We had interpreters, they couldn’t get through the perimeter of the Taliban. They are left behind, they will be executed. They do have a bull’s eye on their back,” McCaul said.
McCaul said the girls are now “at the mercy of the Taliban.”
He also sought assurances that the State Department would make sure Americans, and Afghan interpreters who couldn’t get to the airport and were left behind and now face execution would be rescued.
Blinken answered that people in