Republicans press Biden for info on Americans, allies stranded in Afghanistan

Republicans press Biden for info on Americans, allies stranded in Afghanistan


More than two dozen Republican lawmakers are demanding President Biden reveal the specific number of Americans, green-card holders and special immigrant visa applicants the administration believes remain stranded in Afghanistan following the chaotic troop withdrawal that completed this week. 

In a letter signed Thursday, the 26 Republican senators expressed their goal of maintaining the safety of Americans and Afghan allies remaining in the Taliban-controlled country, while slamming the Biden administration’s withdrawal efforts. 

“The signatories of this letter may have differing opinions about whether the United States should have maintained a military presence in Afghanistan, but we all agree that the arbitrary and poorly-planned method by which you withdrew from Afghanistan caused this crisis,” the letter read.

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Led by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), the senators have asked for the precise number of Americans, green-card holders and special immigrant visa applicants still in Afghanistan as well as information on how the administration is keeping in contact with those who wish

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