(TheConservativeNews.org) – As the highly controversial withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan approaches completion, the situation there is rapidly deteriorating. Taliban forces have captured every major city in the nation. On Sunday, August 15, they seized the capital of Kabul. President Ashraf Ghani fled the nation, and thousands of terrified citizens are attempting to do the same. However, the Biden administration doesn’t seem too troubled by any of this.
President Joe Biden has come under increasingly heavy fire over his absence from the White House during the crisis. On Thursday, August 12, he left Washington, DC, for Delaware, and then spent time at Camp David. His staffers claim he’s working throughout this period, but many are questioning why he wouldn’t do so in the capital at this crucially important time. The president cut his vacation short and eventually returned to the White House on Monday, August 16, to deliver a press conference about the Taliban takeover.
Biden isn’t not the only one guilty of ducking out of office at this pivotal moment. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has also gone on vacation until August 22. Reporters discovered this when they emailed Psaki, receiving an automated response in reply. Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will field press questions for the remainder of the week.
Of course, everyone deserves a break now and again. But, considering the rapidly escalating situation in Afghanistan, not to mention the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, their timing certainly leaves a lot to be desired.
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