Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., released a statement Friday criticizing President Biden’s administration after it “repeatedly lied” about the number of Americans that remain “trapped behind Taliban lines” in Afghanistan.
“The Biden Administration has shamelessly and repeatedly lied about the number of Americans trapped behind Taliban lines,” Sasse said in a statement. “For weeks, their official number was ‘about a hundred’ and it magically never changed — as Americans slowly got out the total number never went down. Now they say more than 300 Americans are still in Afghanistan.”
He said the new information was “contrary to the administration’s persistent lie.”
“The Biden Administration lied to hide the consequences of the President’s morally indefensible decision to abandon our people in a war zone,” said Sasse, who claimed the “slow-motion hostage crisis and the administration’s coverup are disgraceful.”
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