Thursday, August 26, 2021

Congressmen Share Dire Warning After Secret Fact-Finding Mission To Kabul; Reps. Moulton, Meijer After Surprise Kabul Visit: ‘We Won’t Get Everyone Out on Time, Even by Sept 11’, Pelosi and Pentagon Go Nuts Over Their Trip, and related stories

"We Won't Get Everyone Out, Even By Sept. 11" - Congressmen Share Dire Warning After Secret Fact-Finding Mission To Kabul:
A pair of Congressmen - one Democrat and one Republican - has managed to piss off the White House, Pentagon, State Department and the Democratic Congressional leadership after hitching a ride to Kabul for an "unannounced and unauthorized" visit.
Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton and Republican Rep. Peter Meijer said they chartered a plane to Kabul airport and stayed there for several hours on Tuesday as part of what they described as a "fact-finding" mission.
The lawmakers - both of whom served tours in Iraq before running for office - confirmed the visit in a joint statement on Tuesday, describing their trip as "secret" and saying they were there to conduct "oversight" on the efforts to evacuate Americans and allies.
In a lengthy twitter thread, Moulton shared his dire assessment of the situation: "we won't get everyone out in time, not even by Sept. 11". We imagine that's the last thing the Biden Administration wants the public to hear. --->READ MORE HERE
Senior Airman Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force via AP
Reps. Moulton, Meijer After Surprise Kabul Visit: ‘We Won’t Get Everyone Out on Time, Even by September 11’:
Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Peter Meijer (R-MI) made a secret visit to Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday where they learned that evacuations cannot be completed by President Joe Biden’s August 31 deadline, according to commanders in charge of the situation.
In a joint statement, Moulton and Meijer said their surprise mission was to “conduct oversight on the mission to evacuate Americans and our allies,” arguing that Members of Congress “have a duty to provide oversight on the executive branch.” The two representatives were also clear that they ensured their visit would not take away seats from those in need:
As Members of Congress, we have a duty to provide oversight on the executive branch. There is no place in the world right now where oversight matters more. We conducted this visit in secret, speaking about it only after our departure, to minimize the risk and disruption to the people on the ground, and because we were there to gather information, not to grandstand. We left on a plane with empty seats, seated in crew-only seats to ensure that nobody who needed a seat would lose one because of our presence.

Washington should be ashamed of the position we put our service members in, but they represent the best in America. These men and women have been run ragged and are still running strong. Their empathy and dedication to duty are truly inspiring. The acts of heroism and selflessness we witnessed at HKIA make America proud.
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