Democrat President Joe Biden was hit with a wakeup call as the American people showed him how they truly feel about him while on a trip to New Jersey.
Biden was in the area to survey damage inflicted by the storm when residents peppered him with screams and calls for his resignation.
Videos, posted to social media, appeared to show one man yelling at Biden that he left Americans behind – referring to the Biden administration’s decision to abandon Americans in Afghanistan as the U.S. military officially left the country.
Another video showed someone yelling at Biden, “resign, you tyrant.”
Matt Arco, a reporter for The Star-Ledger, tweeted that individuals also allegedly yelled at Biden, “Biden go home,” “you should resign,” “f***ing tyrant,” and “this country is going to s**t.”
The hostile reception of the president, who somehow received the most votes of any U.S. president ever, followed a report from CBS News and remarks from Republican Rep. Michael McCaul over the weekend, which said that the Taliban was preventing flights carrying Americans and their allies from leaving Afghanistan.
Both the congressman and CBS News claimed that the situation was effectively a hostage situation.
McCaul, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the remarks on Sunday during an interview with Fox News anchor Chris Wallce.
“Since we pulled out, how many Afghan allies have gotten out since the Taliban was in complete control of the country?” Wallace asked.
“Zero,” McCaul responded. “And, in fact, we have six airplanes at Mazar Sharif Airport, six airplanes with American citizens on them as I speak, also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now. They — we — [the] state has cleared these flights and the Taliban will not let them leave the airport. So, I’m sorry, the answer to your question is zero. And that’s my concern is they’re going to demand more and more, whether it be cash or legitimacy as the government of Afghanistan.”
“You’re saying that there are Americans on airplanes ready to fly out of Afghanistan right now, and they’re not being allowed out because Taliban is making demands?” Wallace pressed. “What demands are the Taliban making?”
“Well, they are not — they are not clearing the airplanes to depart. They’ve sat at the airport for the last couple of days, these planes, and they’re not allowed to leave,” McCaul responded.
“We know the reason why is because the Taliban want something in exchange. This is really, Chris, turning into a hostage situation where they’re not going to allow American citizens to leave until they get full recognition from the United States of America. My concern is that Zalmay Khalilzad, [our] special envoy who’s met with the Taliban, they’re in talks right now, and I think — I worry his recommendation to the administration will be to recognize the Taliban as the official government of the United States, a Taliban organization that is a terrorist organization.”
A separate report published by Fox News claimed that it was actually Biden – not the Taliban stopping those flights from leaving, citing sources close to the situation.
“Rick Clay, who runs the private rescue group PlanB, told Fox News that the State Department is the only thing preventing the flights he’s organizing from leaving Afghanistan,” Fox News reported. “Two other American individuals separately involved in evacuation efforts, whom Fox News is not naming to avoid jeopardizing ongoing rescue efforts, similarly said that the State Department is the sole entity preventing their charter flights from leaving Afghanistan.”
Biden’s approval has plummeted for many reasons, with his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal among the most embarrassing. As of now, the majority of Americans disapprove of the job he has done as president – with many calling for his resignation or impeachment even as the Democrats attempt to sweep his many failures under the rug to protect the party’s image.
Author: Wayne Lowry
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