The State Department is endangering the lives of Americans and others still in Afghanistan, lawmakers and others allege, even as the State Department claims it has accomplished an unprecedented, global evacuation effort.
Military veteran Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) who has called on President Biden to resign over Afghanistan, is calling on Americans to demand that Secretary of State Antony Blinken get stranded Americans out of Afghanistan immediately.
"America: right now there is a private effort to get a plane of US citizens and allies out of Afghanistan," he tweeted. "They need Secretary Blinken to help get clearance to land in a nearby country. Biden's State Department is refusing to actively assist. Their response: ‘just tell them to ask.'"
According to the Associated Press, at least four planes chartered to evacuate several hundred people seeking to leave Afghanistan have been unable to leave for days.