Pelosi makes zero mentions of Kabul bombings during Women's Equality Day remarks

佩洛西与旧金山市长 London Breed 和其他民选官员一起出现在吹捧拜登总统的讲话中 “重建得更好” 旨在帮助妇女的议程及其规定, including paid family leave and extending the child tax credit.

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When women succeed, America succeeds,” she declared.

Pelosi declined to mention during her speech the suicide bombing attacks in Kabul that killed 12 我们. service members and injured 15 others earlier Thursday amid the U.S. military’s ongoing evacuation efforts there since the central Afghan government collapsed to the Taliban on Aug. 15.

Two explosions occurred outside the Harmid Karzai International Airport Thursday morning, one outside the airport’s Abbey Gate and a second near the Baron hotel, from where U.S. Army helicopters previously evacuated Americans into the airport.

Pelosi did issue a statement Thursday through her office addressing the bombings, saying the Housestrongly condemns the heinous terrorist attackand mournsthe loss of every innocent life taken.

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Since the end of July, 过度 100,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan with the assistance of the U.S. military and allied forces,” 声明读. “As we continue this process, 国会, on a bipartisan basis, remains deeply concerned about the security and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. As we work with the Biden Administration to bring stability to the situation, Congress must continue to be kept closely informed, which is why I have requested that the Executive Branch continue to brief Members. 同时, our Committees of Jurisdiction will continue to hold briefings on Afghanistan.

Pelosi tweeted out her statement in the late afternoon, after her speech and after she had already dedicated four tweets to Women’s Equality Day and one to touting Biden’s agenda. Her statements on topics unrelated to Afghanistan drew a wave of angry responses from Republican members of Congress.

代表. 吉姆·班克斯, 果皮。, a member of the House Committee on Armed Services, slammed Pelosi and President Biden for their silence, noting shortly before 3 下午. that she tweeted about Biden’s “重建得更好” 计划, but nothing about the American lives lost in Afghanistan.

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