Joe Biden, the Democrat President of the United States, was the target of shouted criticisms by the people of New Jersey as he ventured into the area to survey the storm damage this past Tuesday, with some of the people going so far as to call for the President to resign from office.
Videos taken from the event, which have since been posted to social media, seemed to show one man shouting at Biden that he had abandoned Americans, seemingly in reference to the Biden administration’s enormous bungling of the Afghanistan situation where they failed to get out all of the U.S. citizens before proceeding to pull out the entire U.S. military presence from the country last week.
New Jerseyans call out Biden: “You leave Americans behind!” pic.twitter.com/m5hfrlly5z
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 7, 2021
Another of these videos seems to show a person screaming at Biden to “resign, you tyrant.”
Man yells at Biden to resign: “Resign, you tyrant!” pic.twitter.com/qOzxKEwhZE
— Kyle Martinsen (@KyleMartinsen_) September 7, 2021
A reporter for The Star-Ledger, Matt Arco, put out a tweet that stated that individuals also allegedly screamed at Biden, “Biden go home,” “you should resign,” “f***ing tyrant,” and “this country is going to s**t.”
The statements popped up in the wake of a report from CBS News and statements made by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) this past weekend, which stated that the Taliban was stopping flights that were slated to leave Afghanistan. The proposed flights were supposed to be moving American citizens, green card holders, and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants. Both the news outlet and the congressman made the claim that the situation was quickly devolving into a hostage situation.
A ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, McCaul (R-TX), put forth statements this past Sunday as part of an interview with Chris Wallace, a Fox News anchor.
“Since we pulled out, how many Afghan allies have gotten out since the Taliban was in complete control of the country?” questioned Wallace.
“Zero,” McCaul answered. “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?” asked Wallace. “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 went on. “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”
In a report, Fox News stated that the Biden administration was stopping the flight from departing the airport, according to a few sources used by the news network.
“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,” stated Fox News. “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.”