This is unacceptable.
Rep. Gerry Connolly stated on CNN that he has yet to get an exact number of Americans that are left behind in Afghanistan. He added that there are thousands more that are stranded in the country and that they are in need of help.
Connolly stated that “there are still tens of thousands left behind, and I want to know their status and what the plans are to try to help them.”
Host Ana Cabrera asked, “You sent a letter, in fact, just last week to the secretary seeking answers, including how many Americans remain there in Afghanistan, what steps the U.S. government is taking to continue those evacuations for Americans and Afghan allies. Have you gotten a response already, and do you know how many Americans are left?”
Connolly responded, “I don’t and I didn’t and I intend to pursue that today as well. As you may know, Ana, my office, I think, is the number one out of 435 congressional offices in America that submitted the most names of Afghan nationals seeking to be evacuated, 20,000 names in three weeks, and in addition to Americans or people with American residence — legal residence who wanted to get out. And we still need a comprehensive answer in terms of the status of each and every one of those individuals.”