UPDATED 11:44 AM PT – Saturday, September 4, 2021
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) said tens of thousands of Afghans coming into the country would not be vetted. In an interview on Friday, Cotton said Biden pulled a bait and switch by leaving behind the majority of the Afghan allies who deserved to be saved.
The senator pointed out tens of thousands of Afghans who had no direct connection with the military were evacuated out of the region. He added these individuals were currently in route to the U.S.
“Joe Biden left behind Americans. He left behind vetted Afghan allies who risked their lives for our soldiers,” he expressed. “A disgraceful lack of leadership from an incompetent president.”
It's not just Americans and vetted Afghan allies that Joe Biden abandoned.
He left so many lawful permanent residents to the mercy of the Taliban that the White House is too ashamed to even *estimate* the number.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) September 2, 2021
Cotton went on to say it is unknown whether those coming into the country would be a threat or if they would accept the principles of a constitutional government.