Biden has now introduced over 101,000 folks out of Afghanistan
The White House has announced that more than 101,000 people, including most of the Americans, are no longer living in Afghanistan.
Biden has brought more than 100,000 people from Afghanistan
A White House official provided PoliticusUSA with the daily update:From August 25 at 3:00 a.m. EDT to August 26 at 3:00 a.m. EDT, a total of approximately 13,400 people were evacuated from Afghanistan. 17 US military flights (14 C-17 and 3 C-130) evacuated around 5,100 people from Kabul. In addition, 74 coalition aircraft evacuated around 8,300 people. Since August 14, the US has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of approximately 95,700 people. We have relocated around 101,300 people since the end of July. “
Most of the Americans are from Afghanistan
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said of the 6,000 Americans who were in Afghanistan, 4,500 had been deposed as of yesterday.
Video from Psaki:
Jen Psaki tells reporters that 4,500 of the 6,000 Americans in Afghanistan have been evacuated. pic.twitter.com/qOzGR4aUcU
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 25, 2021
None of this has stopped Republicans from continuing to complain
The Biden government’s airlift from Afghanistan was very impressive. You still need to collect any remaining American who want to leave the country along with special immigrant visa holders. The President should honor the commitment to the SIV holders, even if it means extending the operation until all persons with visas who are at the airport are removed.
Republicans and media outlets who pretend the operation failed is the culmination of dishonesty based on willfully ignoring the facts.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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