Blinken to face grilling from Congress on Afghanistan withdrawal

Posted 13 days ago


Secretary of State Antony Blinken will appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Monday afternoon, and is sure to face grilling over the White House's handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan following the American military withdrawal.

American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies have been stuck in the Taliban-controlled country after U. S. forces left at the end of August, and members of Congress will be looking for answers as to how this happened.

"I have a lot of questions for Antony Blinken, as do all of the Republicans and I'm sure many of our Democratic friends," committee member Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N. Y., told "Fox Report." "Look, right now, we have families that are still stranded."

Tenney told of one family of green card holders where the only American citizen is a 3-year-old and Congress was informed that only one parent would be able to join them, leaving the rest of the family of seven behind.

"So this is just completely unacceptable. And it's part of the debacle that has been this policy and Secretary Blinken needs to answer that."

Tenney said Blinken has provided "inadequate responses" to the situation, "including don't rely on the U. S. government to get you out of Afghanistan."

Another issue that Tenney said she plans to address is whether Blinken "is actually going to recognize the Taliban government, a terrorist... (Read more)