When DHS Secretary Mayorkas was sitting before Congress, he swore all the evacuated Afghans had been evacuated on the ground or in the air.
I can comfortably say that is a lie based on the other testimony from military leaders.
A recent memo by Senate Republicans appears to call out Mayorkas on this blatant lie.
Let Them In
We know from our military leaders that it was too hectic to do vetting at the Kabul airport during the evacuation.
Most of the refugees were not vetted until they were put up in camps, the complete opposite of what Mayorkas claimed.
A Washington Examiner report cited a GOP memo claiming very few of the 82,000 evacuees were appropriately vetted.
The memo goes on to say that most of the information provided by the tens of thousands of refugees during their in-person interviews has yet to be fully vetted.
One source told the publication, “They’re not experts in Afghan identifications.
“And so, whether you had one or didn’t have one or you had one and it was fraudulent, it was fake, none of that — it didn’t matter.”
If this report is accurate, Republicans must come forward immediately and demand action.
This is something that clearly cannot wait until Republicans take back Congress.
You can read the full report in the Washington Examiner.