Chuck Schumer says all Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan are out


Senate leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) said that all American citizens who wanted to leave Afghanistan had done so.

“Americans who wanted to leave come out and praise God. But there are many Afghans who have endangered their lives for our soldiers and others. Many People went out, but some didn’t, “Schumer said in an interview. Local ABC News New York station on September 3rd.

Senate leaders went on to say that not all Afghan allies have achieved it, and his office is helping many escape from Afghanistan by land.

“And I’m still trying to get rid of some of them. A particularly inspirational story. There is a co-edited youth orchestra. The Taliban hate them. They hate music. , I hate boys and girls playing. We tried to get rid of them. I told General Milly about many different incidents, including it. They went up to the gate and the Taliban checkpoint. Turned back on them, “said Schumaer.

“So now we hope we can find a way. The Department of State will be able to safely cross borders in three or four countries and will probably be able to get out of it that way.” Schumer added.

White House spokesman Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One on Tuesday, and President Joe Biden cites about 100 State Department officials to keep up to date with the number of American citizens still in Afghanistan. He said he was receiving it.

“Just below that. I think the State Department is giving numbers. As reported over the weekend, there were four American citizens who were able to leave,” referring to a citizen who recently escaped Afghanistan. Pusaki said.

When asked about Americans who were recently blocked from flying by the Taliban, Saki defended the administration’s efforts by saying that people with proper paperwork would be allowed to leave.

“So let me be very clear: we are in contact with American citizens. We are working to get rid of them. Only four people were able to leave the land. Our Secretary of State is currently working in Qatar, and what we have seen is that the individual holding the document can depart, or that is what we have seen. Again, we don’t fully understand every individual, “added Psaki.

When the U.S. military withdrew on August 30, 100 to 200 Americans were left behind, breaking the promise of President Joe Biden to expel all Americans who wanted to leave.

According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, about 100 Americans remain in Afghanistan, and State Department officials are in direct contact with “virtually everyone.”

Biden administration officials sought to portray those who could not escape before the U.S. military withdrew as a dual citizen torn between their evacuation and stay.

Some external estimates indicate that as many as 500 Americans are stuck in Afghanistan. Republicans are pressing the government to provide 100%, but authorities say the numbers are constantly changing as more people leave and some who have already left confirm. , Declined their departure with the State Department.

Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.