Rep. Claudia Tenney told Newsmax Wednesday she's never seen the "amount of anger and anguish" from Gold Star families as she's seeing directed at President Joe Biden over the deaths of 13 members of the military who were killed in a terrorist bombing during the final days of the pullout from Afghanistan.
"I spent my weekend with Gold Star families in our annual Patriot Walk where we honor the Gold Star families for their children who were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq and I have never seen the amount of anger and anguish and lack of support for the way that President Biden has handled this," the New York Republican said on Newsmax's "National Report." "It was devastating to them."
Her comments came in response to the news that Biden was heckled during his appearance in New Jersey to tour sites hit by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, and Tenney said she's being asked all the time about the situation in Afghanistan, where American citizens remain.
"It has been impossible to get people out of Afghanistan, American citizens and green card holders," said Tenney, noting that private contractors are trying to work on the problem.
"It is wrong that our president is doing nothing about it and ignoring it, ignoring these desperate pleas from people who want to get out of this dangerous country," said Tenney.
She further added that several members of Congress are working to get people out of Afghanistan after President Joe Biden's "arbitrary" pullout date of Aug. 31 came and went.
"Now, here the United States of America, the beacon of freedom around the world, is beholden to a terrorist organization," Tenney said in reference to the Taliban. "We've been fighting for 20 years and we've surrendered. It's a complete embarrassment. I'm sympathetic to all these Americans who are upset ... I've met with military, as I said, Gold Star families, who are just enraged by the terrible treatment of American citizens and others who served to help us in this long-time struggle that we've had in the Middle East and in Middle Asia."
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