On Wednesday, Representative Adam Kinzinger sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, demanding a true count of the Americans who were left behind in Afghanistan after President Joe Biden pulled U.S. troops.
''While I commend the administration for saving thousands of lives, I believe more could have been done to prevent the tragic loss of life on Aug. 26, 2021, and to better prepare for the chaos that ensued this last week. And I'm looking to our secretaries of state and defense to get to those answers,'' Kinzinger wrote.
''Our military community stepped up in a way many can hardly grasp right now, but I am incredibly proud of the men and women who have served this mission and all those that risked life and limb to defend this nation and save the lives of our allies. This effort is not over and nor should it be. We can never give up until our fellow Americans and our allies are safe,'' he continued.
The administration has withheld exactly how many Americans were left behind to fend for themselves, despite Biden's promise to get them all out.
Kinzinger's letter asks for written responses to numerous questions, including the details of exactly how many people were left.
''No One Left Behind is tracking almost 200 families who were issued SIVs who were told to shelter in place by the State Department and never made it into the airport,'' added James Miervaldis, chairman of the nonprofit charity and veterans service organization. ''We are tracking over 1,000 SIV applicant families who are in the same situation. All are now hiding in Kabul. We are working to identify the true footprint of how many of our SIV allies the United States left behind.''
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