American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies have been stuck in the Taliban-controlled country after U.S. forces left at the end of August.
- Tenney said Blinken has provided “inadequate responses” to the situation, “including don’t rely on the U.S. government to get you out of Afghanistan.”
- Another issue that Tenney said she plans to address is whether Blinken “is actually going to recognize the Taliban government, a terrorist organization, as a legitimate government.”
- The newly announced Taliban cabinet includes interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is on the FBI’s most-wanted list.
- Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., meanwhile, is concerned that he and others on the committee will not even get a chance to question Blinken if the secretary leaves early.