Friday, September 3, 2021

Senator Seeks Investigation Into Americans Reportedly Denied Entry to Kabul Airport; Sen Ron Johnson Investigating Report of Americans Being Turned Away from Kabul Airport, Told ‘rescue is over’

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Senator Seeks Investigation Into Americans Reportedly Denied Entry to Kabul Airport
400 U.S. citizens and others reportedly turned away
The ranking member on the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has instructed the Biden administration to hand over internal information about its decision to reportedly prevent a busload of Americans from entering Afghanistan’s airport to be evacuated from the war-torn country.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) is using his oversight authority to investigate allegations that U.S. military leaders prevented U.S. citizens and others from entering the Kabul airport as part of emergency evacuation efforts coordinated by nonprofit groups.
Johnson says he has been "receiving reports that contradict the Biden administration’s narrative and are troubling to say the least," according to an information request obtained by the Washington Free Beacon that was sent on Friday to the Biden Pentagon and State Department. This includes reports that "a group of over 400 individuals including U.S. citizens were turned away at the airport" on Thursday and told by a U.S. military commander that the "rescue is over."
Johnson is one of several congressional foreign policy leaders demanding the Biden administration turn over information related to its ongoing emergency evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan. Americans waiting to be rescued contradict the Biden administration’s claims the mission is running smoothly. The administration maintains that it can rescue every American stranded in the country by an Aug. 31 deadline set by the ruling Taliban and agreed to by the United States. It is unclear, however, how many U.S. citizens are scrambling to leave. --->READ MORE HERE
Sen Johnson investigating report of Americans being turned away from Kabul airport, told ‘rescue is over’:
Buses full of American evacuees were reportedly turned away from the Kabul airport
Sen. Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, is investigating reports that buses of Americans were turned away from the Kabul airport as they tried to evacuate the country last week.
Johnson sent a letter on Friday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin regarding "troubling" news reports that "contradict the Biden administration’s narrative" on their botched troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The senator pointed at allegations that buses full of American evacuees were turned away from the Kabul airport in the early morning last Thursday.
Johnson's letter noted that "Chad Robichaux, who has been working with non-government organizations to help evacuate American citizens and Afghan allies, stated that a group of over 400 individuals including U.S. citizens were turned away at the airport."
"Robichaux alleged that after buses full of potential evacuees arrived at the airport they "were met by the commander of the 82nd Airborne Brigade" who told them to get back on their buses and turn around because 'the rescue was over,'" the senator continued. --->READ MORE HERE
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Ron Johnson Demands Answers After U.S. Commander Allegedly Turned Away American Citizens In Kabul

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