Rep. Waltz slams Biden admin. over claim about Americans left in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31: U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) (3rd L) speaks as House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (3rd R) and other House Republican veterans listen during a news conference at Rayburn Room of the U.S. Capitol August 31, 2021 in Washington, DC. House Minority Leader McCarthy held a news conference on a Republican effort to pass legislation that they hope will hold the Biden administration accountable for what Republicans are calling a disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 31: U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) (3rd L) speaks as House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (3rd R) and other House Republican veterans listen during a news conference at Rayburn Room of the U.S. Capitol August 31, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Florida Congressman Michael Waltz (R) has rejected the Biden administration’s claim that Americans left in Afghanistan didn’t want to leave, despite being warned to do so. In an interview on Saturday, Waltz dismissed the claim as “a bunch of garbage.”

Waltz pointed out Americans left behind very much wanted to leave and sent numerous emails out. However, government officials across the administration have continued to say everything would be fine.

“They’re desperate to leave. They very much have wanted to leave. They were trying to when the Kabul airport was open, and they’re still trying to now,” said Waltz in an interview Saturday.

He also noted they would of had to travel through several Taliban checkpoints without U.S. protection to make it to the Kabul airport.

Waltz’ comments came after Biden took to Twitter to offer a “welcome home” message to Afghan refugees while many Americans, green card and SIV holders still remain in Afghanistan.

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