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Joe Biden’s Afghanistan crisis continues to get worse by the day.
Biden refused to answer questions about the crisis in Afghanistan on Sunday when a group of reporters attempted to ask him about the catastrophe.
While at FEMA to speak about Hurricane Ida before it made landfall in Louisiana, Biden didn’t want to answer any questions about how his decisions played a significant role in the Taliban taking over Afghanistan and countless Americans still stuck in the terrorist-controlled country.
“I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead,” Biden said at the end of his remarks.
“Mr. President, on Afghanistan–” Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Jacobs began.
“I’m not going to answer Afghanistan now,” Biden fired back.
“Can you say if there’s still an acute risk at the airport, sir?” Jacobs finished as Biden interrupted her.
Biden then turned his back on Jacobs and stopped taking questions from reporters.
Biden calls on a reporter following remarks about #HurricaneIda and the reporter asks him about his disaster in Afghanistan.
Biden immediately states he doesn't want to talk about Afghanistan and walks away. 13 U.S. troops were killed after a chaotic situation Biden caused. pic.twitter.com/mmNPlpciLZ
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 29, 2021
Here's the reporter who asked Biden about Afghanistan. She's legitimately one of the best reporters on the White House beat — same person she is now under Biden as she was under Trump https://t.co/FiQTuwHqvA
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 30, 2021
A report that came out over the weekend revealed that Secretary of State Antony Blinken was on vacation in the Hamptons at the time he should have been overseeing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
The Washington Post reports that Blinken was enjoying his time just hours before the Taliban invaded Kabul and completed their complete overthrow of the Afghan government some 20 years after their removal from power by the United States.
Blinken’s vacation occurred amidst the Taliban’s takeover of the country. As each capital city fell to their invasion, Blinken continued to be on break until just hours before his relaxation time was cut short ahead of the fall of Kabul.
The Washington Post provided a detailed timeline of the Taliban’s takeover of the country, describing in detail the actions of U.S. officials in the days leading up to the collapse of Afghanistan’s national government.
Ahead of Kabul’s fall, Biden administration officials insisted that there was “no immediate cause for alarm,” with the Washington Post detailing how many of them were “surrendering to the customary rhythms of Washington in August.”
Blinken, like others on vacation, was called back from his vacation in the hours before Kabul fell.
White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki was also difficult to reach amid Kabul’s collapse, providing an “out of the office” email message for one week starting the same day the Taliban took over Afghanistan’s capital city. She returned to the White House the day after.
Likewise, White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates currently has an “out of the office” auto-responder from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, directing emailers to reach out to other White House press officers in his absence.
Criticism of the Biden administration has been compounded by a report from a former FBI counter-terrorism agent who said that the administration distributed blank visa applications throughout the country, which could make it easier for militants and terrorists to board flights back to the United States as the evacuation nears completion, Conservative Brief reported.