President Biden is scheduled to spend at the very least a part of Labor Day weekend at his residence in Delaware regardless of the continued fallout from the chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan that has left dozens of Americans and 1000’s of the US army’s Afghan allies in Taliban-controlled territory.
The White Home says Biden will head to Wilmington after a full day of visiting Louisiana communities devastated by Hurricane Ida. Earlier than he departs the chief mansion for New Orleans Friday morning, the president is scheduled to present remarks on the August jobs report.
Biden was supposed to go to Delaware two weekends in the past, however his journey was initially pushed again after which scrapped because of the ongoing withdrawal from Afghanistan — which was then in its ultimate phases — in addition to the method of Hurricane Henri towards the northeastern US.
Although the final US army flight from Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport departed Monday, Biden and his administration’s prime officers have come beneath hearth for failing to take away roughly 100 US residents, in addition to an unknown variety of authorized everlasting residents and 1000’s of Afghans who assisted US-led NATO forces throughout the two-decade conflict in opposition to the Taliban. These Afghans and their households have been left to fend for themselves in opposition to the vengeful Islamic fundamentalists.
On Thursday, greater than two dozen Senate Republicans accused the Biden administration of evacuating 1000’s of Afghans with no ties to the US on the expense of the allies — who held or had utilized for so-called Particular Immigrant Visas (SIVs).
In the meantime, three California college districts have stated that a few of their college students stay in Afghanistan after touring with their households to go to kin there throughout summer season trip.
Final month, Biden was closely criticized for remaining at Camp David because the Taliban accomplished its ultimate assault in opposition to the Western-backed authorities of Afghanistan, which culminated within the taking of Kabul on Aug. 15 and the flight into exile of then-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
The president reduce quick his Camp David keep lengthy sufficient to return to Washington the next day and provides an tackle to the nation on Afghanistan — throughout which he admitted that the Taliban reconquest “did unfold extra rapidly than we had anticipated.” Biden then returned to Camp David earlier than heading again to the White Home for good the subsequent night.