Rep. Claudia Tenney told Newsmax on Wednesday that she’s never seen the “amount of anger and anguish” from Gold Star families like she’s currently seeing directed at President Joe Biden over the deaths of 13 members of the military who were killed in a suicide bombing outside the airport in Kabul during the last days of the troop withdrawal.
“I spent my weekend with Gold Star families in our annual Patriot Walk where we honor the Gold Star families for their children who were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq and I have never seen the amount of anger and anguish and lack of support for the way that President Biden has handled this,” the New York Republican went on to say during an interview on Newsmax’s “National Report.” “It was devastating to them.”
Her comments came in response to the news that Biden was heckled during his appearance in New Jersey to tour sites hit by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, and Tenney said she’s being asked all the time about the situation in Afghanistan, where American citizens remain.
“It has been impossible to get people out of Afghanistan, American citizens and green card holders,” Tenney added, going on to note that private contractors are currently trying to find a solution to this problem.
“It is wrong that our president is doing nothing about it and ignoring it, ignoring these desperate pleas from people who want to get out of this dangerous country,” she said.
She further added that several members of Congress are working to get people out of Afghanistan after President Joe Biden’s “arbitrary” pullout date of Aug. 31 came and went.
“Now, here the United States of America, the beacon of freedom around the world, is beholden to a terrorist organization,” Tenney went on to say, making a reference to the Taliban. “We’ve been fighting for 20 years and we’ve surrendered. It’s a complete embarrassment. I’m sympathetic to all these Americans who are upset … I’ve met with military, as I said, Gold Star families, who are just enraged by the terrible treatment of American citizens and others who served to help us in this long-time struggle that we’ve had in the Middle East and in Middle Asia.”
It’s not surprising these folks are angry. These deaths could have been prevented had Biden managed to pull more than two of his brain cells together and thought to evacuate American citizens and allies first. He screwed this up and is responsible for any blood that is shed.