WH press secretary Jen Psaki is “away from the office” this week while Joe Biden vacations at Camp David — all as the nation of Afghanistan quickly falls to the Taliban in a complete takeover, Fox News has said.
Fox has reported that it sent questions to Psaki’s White House email on Sunday morning and then attempted to speak to her once again on Sunday evening — and each time they got the same auto-reply: Psaki would not be available this week.
“I will be away from the office from August 15th-August 22nd,” Fox News reported about the auto-reply. Others have gotten the same auto-reply:
To confirm Fox reporting –
We asked Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki for comment about Afghanistan.
Here the actual automated response: "I will be out of the office from August 15th-August 22nd." pic.twitter.com/PCi8gDqhwL
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 16, 2021
Although Biden is vacationing, conservatives ripped into him for his absence during the huge disaster in a nation that was the focus after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the U.S. — a month before the 20 year anniversary.
“Biden has been president for seven months — the current Afghanistan failure falls squarely on his shoulders,” GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has said. “His complete lack of leadership during this pivotal moment is shameful — it has only embolden our enemies and disappointed our allies.”
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani left for Tajikistan, the presidential palace was then “handed over” to Taliban forces on Sunday, and U.S. diplomatic members were forced to leave the U.S. Embassy in helicopters — a scene that got comparisons to the end of the Vietnam war and the fall of Saigon.
Biden also reportedly “overruled” his top commanders when he approved the complete withdrawal of American forces from the country. VP Kamala Harris also had a “key role” in Biden’s decision.
What did people say about Psaki?
Psaki’s absence only gave more fuel to criticism against the Biden White House’s handling of the problem:
World watches a collapse of 20 yrs of US involvement in Afghanistan and WH takes vacation. I guess she will “circle back.” Jen Psaki 'out of the office' as Biden remains silent on Taliban takeover of Afghanistanhttps://t.co/vssOFhuB9U
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 16, 2021
Jen Psaki is leaving for a week. The Biden administration is in shambles.
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) August 16, 2021
Jen Psaki took a week off when she realized that "circling back" to questions about why America just took the biggest L in our nation's military history since 1812 wouldn't work.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 16, 2021
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 16, 2021
Biden has also given a Saturday comment attempting to put the blame on former President Trump for the Afghanistan disaster — after which Trump slammed Biden, saying the president “is wrong every time on foreign issues.”
It’s also been said that Biden will speak to the American people about Afghanistan in the “next couple of days.”
Author: Steven Sinclaire