Over the last several days, various reports have surfaced detailing instances in which Americans and Afghan nationals have sought refuge at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, with the ultimate hope of being cleared to evacuate the war-torn nation on one of the many evacuation flights. However, getting to the tarmac has proven difficult.
Weighing in on the ever-developing scenes in Afghanistan, US Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) accused the Biden White House of lying about the brutal circumstances facing many Americans trying to leave the Central Asian nation, saying that some have been “beaten” by members of the Taliban*.
Cheney blasted the Biden administration during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. She used the on-air opportunity to raise concern about treatment reportedly being dealt to Americans trying to board evacuation flights, and to highlight what she considers to be a denial that’s been emerging from top officials, including US President Joe Biden.
Asked if the commander-in-chief could have found a way to do away with the withdrawal deal that was signed under the Trump administration, Cheney told Todd that “there’s no question” about it.
“President Biden is the president of the United States, and he’s had no problem in reversing course on other things,” the lawmaker stated. “He decided he’s gonna rejoin the [2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action]. He decided he’s gonna rejoin the Paris…