Schumer Claims All Americans Who Wanted Out Of Afghanistan Have Been Evacuated

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, and Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., holds a news conference to talk about the benefits of the Child Tax Credit, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 15, 2021. The U.S. government is starting to deposit child tax credit money into the accounts of more than 35 million families as part of coronavirus relief. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

As of right now, the Taliban are allegedly holding 6 planes hostage containing American citizens and Afghan refugees. 

Estimates report 100-200 American citizens still stranded in Afghanistan, but Senator Chuck Schumer has claimed that all Americans who desire to leave the country have been evacuated. 

Fox News reported, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed in a recent interview that “all” of the Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan are already out, contradicting statements by the State Department that a small number of U.S. citizens are still trying to flee the Taliban-controlled country.

“The Americans, all of whom wanted to come out have come out, praise God. But there are a lot of Afghans who risked their lives for our soldiers and others. Many got out, some didn’t, and I’m still working on trying to get some of them out,” the Senator said in an interview with an ABC affiliate. 

This however is a direct contradiction to statements put out by the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. 

According to Blinkin, “somewhere around 100” Americans seeking to leave are still in Afghanistan after the military left the Kabul airport. 

Schumer’s claim was A classic example of misinformation spread in Washington that ultimately misleads the American people.