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Updated 6:40 PST – Sunday, August 22, 2021
A bipartisan representative group claimed that the deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan was arbitrary and fueled panic. Four representatives, two Democratic veterans and two Republican veterans, met on Friday to discuss the withdrawal.
Democrat Jason Crow, Colorado, has called on the Biden administration to expand its efforts around Kabul Airport to expel Americans. He said he believed it was the only way Americans could evacuate past the Taliban.
They need time! The airport gates in Kabul have been devastated and Americans and SIVs cannot pass through BC. Afghans know mathematics.By not extending the deadline @POTUS Guarantee a line of innocent dead. https://t.co/FrF2eLoJP5
— Rep. Peter Meijer (@RepMeijer) August 21, 2021
In addition, Michigan Rep. Peter Meyer, R, arbitrarily called for the August 31 deadline, stating that the United States needs to focus on evacuation goals rather than specific dates.
“The situation has evolved rapidly for many estimates,” he said. “Now I think we’re talking in a unified voice. We can’t turn our backs on the American citizens there and the Afghan allies there.”
The total number of Americans and Afghan allies still in need of evacuation is estimated to be in the thousands.
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Parliamentarians involved in Afghanistan’s withdrawal deadline
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