The Biden administration released a statement announcing the departure of 150 U.S. citizens from Afghanistan and called the Taliban ‘businesslike and professional.
Gold Star mom Jill Stephenson told the New York Post that the White House statement praising the Taliban was “blasphemous.”
“Wow, the first word that comes to mind was blasphemous, horribly blasphemous. To call the Taliban that…it’s absolutely disgusting. And it’s coming from the White House. Given the circumstance of why it’s even happening in the first place, why are we even negotiating with terrorists? That makes me shake my head.”
“As a Gold Star mother and as a voice that represents so many families who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom, and especially those of us whose loved ones took their last breath in Afghanistan, it’s embarrassing. It’s completely embarrassing. It’s disappointing. It’s disgusting. It’s unbelievable.”
“It’s like living in the ‘Twilight Zone.”
Press Secretary Jen Psaki tried to explain that the remarks were focused