Sunday shows - Impending Afghanistan withdrawal deadline dominates

Sunday shows - Impending Afghanistan withdrawal deadline dominates
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Tuesday's deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows.

The remarks come after 13 service members and dozens of Afghans were killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport last week.

On Sunday, a U.S. airstrike reportedly targeted "multiple suicide bombers" in a vehicle that was headed to the airport in Kabul,

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

McConnell calls Afghanistan withdrawal 'one of the worst foreign policy decisions in American history'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Pelosi says GOP senators 'voted to aid and abet' voter suppression for blocking revised elections bill Manchin insists he hasn't threatened to leave Democrats MORE (R-Ky.) on Sunday slammed President BidenJoe BidenBiden: Democrats' spending plan is 'a bigger darn deal' than Obamacare Biden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Biden: Comment that DOJ should prosecute those who defy subpoenas 'not appropriate' MORE’s decision to pull U.S. troops from Afghanistan, calling the move “one of the worst foreign policy decisions in American history.”

“We're looking at the exit, and over the next two days our heroic military is doing the best they can with a horrible policy decision. This is one of the worst foreign policy decisions in American history, much worse than Saigon,” McConnell told host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace on Colin Powell: He was 'very protective' of his reputation Liz Cheney is the Margaret Chase Smith of our time Sunday shows - Buttigieg warns supply chain issues could stretch to next year MORE on “Fox News Sunday.”
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McConnell says US has 'little or no leverage' to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday said the U.S. has "little or no leverage" to evacuate American citizens and Afghan allies from Afghanistan after U.S. troops withdraw on Aug. 31.
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Blinken says US has 'significant leverage' to ensure Taliban make good on commitments
By CAROLINE VAKIL 
 
Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenNuclear watchdog: US, Iran entering 'decisive' period on resuming talks Sullivan raised normalizing relations with Israel during meeting with Saudi crown prince: report Democrats call for State to lift ban on embassies discussing same-sex marriage MORE said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the Biden administration has “significant leverage” to ensure that the Taliban make good on their commitments to allow people to exit Afghanistan past the Aug. 31 U.S. troop withdrawal deadline.
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'Not likely' US will have an 'on-the-ground diplomatic presence' in Kabul on Sept. 1st, Blinken says
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that it is "not likely" the U.S. will have an “on-the-ground diplomatic presence” in Afghanistan on September 1st, but vowed that the Biden administration will continue to help those who want to evacuate the country past Tuesday's withdrawal deadline.
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Blinken denies that Biden administration jeopardized safety of Americans, allies in Afghanistan
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
“The idea that we've done anything to put at further risk those that we're trying to help leave the country is simply wrong. And the idea that we shared lists of Americans or others with the Taliban is simply wrong,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddArkansas governor backs employer vaccine mandates Paid family leave is 'not a vacation,' Buttigieg says Grisham thinks Trump will run in 2024 and have no 'guardrails' MORE on NBC's "Meet the Press."
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Sullivan: Biden administration working to 'disrupt' more 'threat streams' in Afghanistan
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
National security adviser Jake SullivanJake SullivanSullivan raised normalizing relations with Israel during meeting with Saudi crown prince: report Biden struggles to rein in Saudi Arabia amid human rights concerns Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — World leaders call for enhanced cooperation to fight wave of ransomware attacks MORE on Sunday said the Biden administration is actively working to “disrupt and prevent” more “threat streams” as the U.S. continues to evacuate personnel from Afghanistan amid the Taliban’s takeover.
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Still a chance for Americans to get to Kabul airport, Sullivan says
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“We believe there’s still an opportunity for American citizens to jump to the airport, get on planes and get home,” national security adviser Jake Sullivan  told host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperJon Stewart: It's a 'mistake' to focus all on Trump Buttigieg says delay in climate action will cost lives amid reports of Manchin roadblock Buttigieg says supply chain troubles could last into next year MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Graham: 'The chance of another 9/11 just went through the roof'
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“I've never been more worried about an attack on our homeland than I am right now,” Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case A pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics MORE (R-S.C.) said.
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Sasse: Biden relied on 'happy talk' instead of reality in Afghanistan
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
“There is clearly no plan. There has been no plan. Their plan has basically been happy talk,” Sen. Ben SasseBen SasseTrump goes after Cassidy after senator says he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Invoking 'Big Tech' as an accusation can endanger American security Biden slips further back to failed China policies MORE (R-Neb.) said on ABC's "This Week."
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McMaster: Afghanistan War 'ended in self-defeat'
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said on Sunday that the war in Afghanistan “ended in self-defeat” as the Biden administration finishes withdrawing the last remaining U.S. troops from the country before an Aug. 31 deadline.
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Fauci: US still planning booster shots after eight months, but 'flexible'
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
“We're still planning on eight months. That was the calculation we made. This rollout will start on the week of September the 20th. But as we've said all along, Chuck, in the original statement, that's the plan that we have, but we are open to data as they come in,” Anthony FauciAnthony FauciThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Manchin heatedly dismisses rumors of leaving Democratic Party Webb: Pretzel logic  More than 40 Texas hospitals face ICU bed shortages MORE told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press.”
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