Joe Biden is accused of abandoning a 3-year-old Californian boy in Afghanistan, which he calls a “urgent matter.”
PRESIDENT Joe Biden has come under fire for allegedly abandoning a three-year-old American boy and his family in Afghanistan, despite Mr Biden describing the evacuation as “one of the largest airlifts in history.”
According to reports, the youngster from Sacramento, California, is still in Kabul with his family, along with an estimated 100-200 American citizens seeking to return to the United States. Despite Mr. Biden claiming to have evacuated “120,000” people during the pullout from Afghanistan, the tragic story continues. A US veteran told ABC7 news that he is urgently attempting to get the youngster and his family out of Afghanistan, despite the fact that the word is not reaching to the President. The boy’s father is in the Marine Corps, and his family is all American citizens.
Speaking with ABC News “I got a call Sunday morning around 6 a.m. from a buddy of mine who is an active duty Marine Corps officer stationed overseas and he basically felt like his hands were tied and he needed some help getting this family out,” James Brown said.
Mr Brown described how he contacted California Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who is assisting in the removal of the youngster and his family by taking the matter to the highest levels of the US government.
He described how he and Ms. Speier made “several phone calls” to the White House, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State to escalate this family’s situation.
Ms. Speier also penned a letter for the family to hand over to the Taliban when they arrived at the airport.
“I believe it is of particular and urgent concern that these folks be permitted to pass through the gate and be offered safe refuge at Hamid Karzai International Airport… so that they may be available for departure,” the statement stated.
Unfortunately, the letter was ineffective, and the family was kicked back and allegedly abused by Taliban gunmen.
“They were halted by a Taliban checkpoint, and they were physically beaten at the gate!” Mr Brown stated.
“They were driven back to the point that they had no choice but to evacuate and seek refuge in a safe house.”
Later, ABC7 reported that the family has reunited with other American families stranded in Kabul who have yet to be evacuated.
It comes as Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared that the US Embassy in Kabul will remain shuttered and that diplomats will not be allowed to leave. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”