The Biden White House has routinely failed simple transparency standards, whether they concerned Hunter Biden, the border issue, or even his health. In her maiden news conference as press secretary, Jen Psaki declared that Joe Biden will “bring honesty and truth back to the government.”
President Joe Biden has again broken his promise of transparency by failing to meet a congressionally mandated demand that his administration reveal all information of the Afghan evacuation, including a precise list of people who were evacuated out of Kabul. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the senior Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said in a statement, “It has failed to do so.”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been compelled to publish a thorough analysis of Afghan refugee arrivals in the United States. President Joe Biden signed a Continuing Resolution on September 30 that included language requiring the Biden administration to fully account for its ongoing evacuation and resettlement initiative by November 29. The number of evacuees in foreign military bases or nonmilitary holding sites must be included.
“The hasty withdrawal of Afghans has jeopardized our national security,” Sen. Rob Portman stated. According to him, the number of Americans left behind has increased, not decreased, in the months since the failed evacuation. “I am concerned about the administration’s lack of responsibility or accountability on this problem,” Portman said.