This past Tuesday, Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, pointedly declined to answer any questions concerning whether Old Uncle Joe’s administration would make the commitment to keep U.S. troops on the ground in Afghanistan past August 31.2021, if there are still American citizens attempting to get out of the country.
“I know we all tried to ask Jake this question, but can you offer any guarantee to the Americans and Afghan allies that if they remain there past the end of the month, U.S. troops will help them evacuate past the end of the month?” one reported questioned.
“Our focus right now is on doing the work at hand and on the task at hand,” responded Psaki. “And that is day by day, getting as many American citizens, as many SIV applicants, as many members of vulnerable population who are eligible to be evacuated, to the airport and out on planes.”
“And we’re going to do that in an expeditious fashion,” Psaki continued on. “That is the focus of the president of our Secretary of Defense, have our Secretary of State and everybody on our national security team. So that is where we will keep our efforts.”
.@PressSec is asked if U.S. will can guarantee to Americans and allies in Afghanistan that if they remain there past the end of the month, American troops will help them evacuate:
"Our focus right now is on doing the work at hand. pic.twitter.com/LzAwBVQz1r
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 17, 2021
Jake Sullivan, the current national security adviser for Old Uncle Joe, was asked the same pointed question earlier in the same press conference, but he too danced around the question before refusing to answer it entirely.
“So I’m not going to comment on hypotheticals,” responded Sullivan. “What I’m going to do is stay focused on the task at hand, which is getting as many people out as rapidly as possible and we will take that day by day.”
“So, you can’t commit to bring back every American … ?” asked the reporter, concerned.
Sullivan straight up ignored the reporter, refusing to answer the question before skipping on and calling on another reporter.