According to Chuck Schumer, any American who had wanted to leave Afghanistan is out of the country. Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader, spoke this week after the Taliban had already taken total control of Afghanistan.
He said this when talking with a WSYR-TV news reporter in New York on Tuesday. Chuck Schumer went on to say that getting Afghan people out of the country is now his focus. He claimed that every American who wanted out was out. He also said that there are many Afghans still in the country who want to leave. They have helped Americans in Afghanistan over the years.
"At the moment actually, I'm still focused on trying to get some of those brave Afghans out," said Schumer.
"The Americans, all of whom wanted to come out, have come out, praise God," he claimed.
"But there are a lot of Afghans who have risked their lives for our soldiers and others," he continued. "Many got out, some didn't, and I'm still working on trying to get some of them out."
His statement about Americans is different than what the State Department has repeatedly reported. It's also contrary to what we've already reported. There are a number of videos out there from multiple Americans who never made it out of the country because Biden gave up on them.
This week, it was reported that an American mother and her three children have been desperately trying to leave. A charity organization was successful at air-lifting them out. The State Department is under criticism for taking credit for the family's rescue.
Contrary to what Chuck Schumer claims, there are between 100 and 200 Americans still there, according to the State Department. A spokesperson for Schumer explained this direct contradiction. His spokesperson said that Chuck Schumer had misspoken, but that's not what misspeaking is. That is a flat out lie.