THE WHITE HOUSE DEADLINE FOR THE U-S TO LEAVE AFGHANISTAN IS *TOMORROW*... BUT THE WITHDRAWAL AND EVACUATION PROCESS HAS SO FAR BEEN CHAOTIC AND HIGH-RISK. MANY AMERICANS SUPPORT STAYING PAST THE DEADLINE TO GET EVERYONE OUT SAFELY... AND SOME LAWMAKERS ARE CALLING FOR THE U-S TO TAKE STEPS HELP AFGHAN ALLIES AS WELL.
REPRESENTATIVE JASON CROW IS ONE OF THOSE LAWMAKERS. HE IS ALSO A VETERAN WHO SERVED IN AFGHANISTAN.
-- Rep. Crow led a group of lawmakers in sending a letterasking President Biden to assist in evacuating high-risk partners in collaboration with NGOs.
-- The letter asks that all screened, vetted and eligible individuals currently located on HKIA will be evacuated.
-- It also asks Biden to evacuate remaining Afghan partners who are at the most acute risk, through all available means.