White House press secretary Jen Psaki grew visibly annoyed during the press briefing Monday when she was asked whether President Biden was aware that most of the criticism against the Afghanistan withdrawal was about Americans being “stranded” in Kabul. Psaki told reporters Monday that Americans in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan are not “stranded” and it’s “irresponsible” to make that claim.

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy pressed her on the way the Biden administration pulled U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.

“First of all, I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not,” she said.

Doocy responded: “‘There are no Americans stranded’ is the White House’s official position on what’s happening in Afghanistan right now?”

Psaki replied: “I’m just calling you out for saying that we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan when we have been very clear that we are not leaving Americans who want to return home. We are going to bring them home.” 

Even CNN fact-checked Psaki’s claim. CNN’s Jake Tapper said, “There are no doubt Americans who feel stranded in Afghanistan right now.”

Psaki and the Biden administration’s messaging around Afghanistan is now being criticized from both sides of the aisle and by the mainstream media at large.

How much longer do we have to endure this insanity?

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By Howard Roark

Howard Roark is a Senior Fellow with the Kirby Institute and editor of The Deplorable Patriot. He’s a second amendment advocate, avid shooter, hunter, fisherman, fur trapper, writer, artist, poet, and inventor of the wall port central vacuum cleaner system. He is both a moral and a practical man and is fully committed to the artistic integrity of every one of his endeavors or projects whether working as a common laborer in a rock quarry or operating a Fortune 500 design firm.