Throughout the evacuation of Afghanistan, Republicans virtually wore a gap of their shirts from all of the chest-pounding over the necessity to rescue each final potential one that needed to depart the nation. Each U.S. citizen, everybody who had ever labored with U.S. forces or diplomats, each one that merely didn’t need to keep underneath Taliban rule—all of them grew to become a sacred belief that Republicans had been completely sure was being damaged by President Joe Biden.
However even because the Republicans had been mopping away crocodile tears over the 1000’s they had been positive Biden was forsaking, they had been additionally reassuring their constituents that these scary Afghan refugees wouldn’t be coming to their districts. And in case they didn’t get the message, the white nationalist Republican base spoke up loud and clear: They had been pleased with the Biden-bashing, however that didn’t imply they had been prepared to just accept a single refugee of their city. Notable exception: Utah. Thanks, Utah.
That gave Republicans their ultimate script: Complain that Biden didn’t get everybody potential out, and on the identical time insist that, absolutely, there needed to be higher locations to place these folks than the USA. In any case, mentioned each right-wing pundits and politicians, wouldn’t they be higher off someplace extra “culturally comparable” like … effectively, anyplace that’s not right here?
On Thursday, Republicans executed the following step on this assault in opposition to Biden for not doing extra to assist refugees, then assault refugees technique. In a last-minute effort, Republicans tried to hijack the invoice to maintain the federal government working till December and use it to chop off all help to Afghans evacuated to the USA. That features the identical translators and others who Republicans had been pretending to be involved about simply final month.
Republicans fake to care about Afghans earlier than they arrive. However an actual, stay particular person? No a lot. Why does that appear so acquainted?