Secretary of State Antony Blinken blamed Donald Trump for Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan Monday, saying the administration inherited a deadline to leave Kabul from the previous administration.
“We inherited a deadline. We did not inherit a plan” to get Americans out of Afghanistan,” said Blinken during Congressional testimony Monday.
One small business owner in Florida has had enough with the Biden Administration and its supporters, posting an emotional message on the door just hours after more than a dozen US troops were murdered in Afghanistan.
Angie Ugarte, owner of the DeBary Diner, said felt compelled to make the statement after the deadly terror attack and President’s inept response.
“If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere,” stated the signage.
“God bless America and God bless our soldiers,” concluded the note.
The message was added to the door the same day a suicide blast killed 13 US Service Members at Kabul’s International Airport.
The owner of DeBary Diner, posted the sign.
“If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless , inept and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House… please take your business elsewhere."https://t.co/rogEyWFo7Q
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 31, 2021
“I was just angry. I was just let down. I felt like one of those mothers, or wives, or sisters who were gonna get that knock on the door,” said Ugarte.
“If you really, really still stand behind what’s allowed this to happen and the way it happened – which was unnecessary then I really don’t want to be associated with you in any way and I certainly don’t want your business,” she added.
Read the full report here.
BLINKEN: The Taliban Has ‘Assured People in Afghanistan’ They Can Leave After August 31st
Secretary of State Antony Blinken doubled-down on the Biden administration’s reliance on the Taliban over the weekend; saying a senior member of the group has “assured” people they can leave Afghanistan after the US military departs on August 31st.
“Just yesterday, a very senior Taliban official went on television and radio across the country and repeatedly assured people in Afghanistan they will have freedom to travel after August 31st,” said Blinken.
“We don’t take the Taliban at their word, we take them by their deed,” he added. “
Blinken’s comments days after Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted the United States could not “guarantee” safe passage going forward.
“After August 31st, for people still on the ground in Afghanistan who want to get out, does the US right now have a vision of a process that they will use to get them out after August 31st . What’s the commitment? Is it absolute? If you want to get out… Is the US guaranteeing you will be able to get out?” asked one reporter.
“I don’t think we can guarantee,” said Psaki.
Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki: “I don’t think we can guarantee” Americans who want to get out will get out of Afghanistan after August 31 pic.twitter.com/pJn8m1fRZx
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 27, 2021
Watch Blinken’s comments above.
BREAKING: House GOP Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Secretary of State Blinken
Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced Articles of Impeachment against Secretary of State Antony Blinken over his role in the botched withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.
“Secretary Blinken has failed to faithfully uphold his oath and has instead presided over a reckless abandonment of our nation’s interests, security, and values in his role in the withdrawal of American forces and diplomatic assets from Afghanistan,” reads the articles.
“In direct conflict with the intelligence and advice provided by his own diplomats and the intelligence community, Secretary Blinken failed to advise and counsel the President accordingly and did not inform the Congress nor American citizens at home and abroad of the dangers,” add the articles.
“Under the Constitution of the United States of America, the Secretary of State is tasked with informing Congress and American citizens on the conduct of U.S. foreign relations,” said Rep. Ralph Norman in a statement provided to Fox News.
“In Afghanistan, he failed to do so, leaving American citizens exposed in a city under the control of the Taliban. Secretary Blinken is also responsible for the safety of American citizens abroad and, in the case of danger, the safe and efficient evacuation of those Americans – which he has not done thus far.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.