Jean Marie Thrower, a veteran of the US Army and one of those working to bring Americans out of Afghanistan, took the Biden administration to task during a Sunday interview on Fox, saying that more Americans have been left behind in that nation that leaders have admitted.
Thrower claimed that the number is much closer to 1,000, while the administration has claimed that the number is less than 100.
"Definitely, there are more than the hundred that is being stated," Thrower said. "We have multiple groups working together with teams with rosters of people, and we continue to scrub those rosters to make sure we know where these people are at."
"I do want to say as a veteran, quickly, that I’m appalled at our administration and how they have disrespected Americans and our allies, as well as put our soldiers’ future operations in jeopardy."
Thrower said that the administration is out of touch and not helping with the real rescue effort on the ground in Afghanistan.
"We have the evidence out there," she said. "We are talking to these people. We have American children. We have children being born that are really under American citizenship, technically. So, there are a lot of different things."
"I’ve stated that numerous times that we are totally willing to work with [the Biden administration.] We still haven’t seen any movement. It’s very slow moving … people don’t have time for that."
Thrower concluded that time is running out because the Taliban, and possibly others are actively looking for Americans and people who may have allied with them in the past.
"They are being executed, killed, hunted," she said, "as well as we also have Americans who are being in safe houses that are scared they might be made an example of, so it’s very dangerous for everybody there and we do not have a lot of time."
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