Hawley Questions Vetting of Afghanistan Evacuees

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., this week released a screenshot of what he claims is an email criticizing a possible directive about evacuation flights out of Kabul from a U.S. official who was in Afghanistan as the U.S. completed its military withdrawal.

“Anyone with a valid form of ID should be given permission to go on a plane if that person plausibly falls into the categories we will evacuate: U.S. citizens and LPRs plus their immediate families, LES plus their immediate families, those entitled to an SIV, and Afghans at risk,” reads the Aug. 18 email, which recounts an alleged conversation between President Joe Biden and acting U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ross Wilson.

The Washington Examiner first reported on the document. 

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