Psaki Takes a Week of Vacation as Taliban Seizes Afghanistan

Psaki Takes a Week of Vacation as Taliban Seizes Afghanistan

August 17, 2021

Breitbart News reports that an email sent to White House press secretary Jen Psaki was returned with an auto-reply message noting that she appears to have begun her vacation on Sunday as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, a foreign policy failure of epic proportions.

The email auto-reply message notes that Psaki is on vacation between August 15th through the 22nd, and asks reporters to reach out with questions to deputy press secretaries Karine Jean-Pierre, Christopher Meagher, or Andrew Bates.

“Typically, White House staff schedule their vacations around the president’s time off in August when Congress leaves Washington, DC, for their own recess,” writes Breitbart News. “But a foreign policy incident of this magnitude usually brings all top-level aides back to work in times of crisis.”

President Biden himself has not indicated whether he would change his own vacation, scheduled to last until Wednesday. White House staff suggested Sunday evening the president might speak to the nation regarding Afghanistan’s sudden collapse, “in the next few days.”

And so the decrepit, purported Leader of the Free World is AWOL while jihadists celebrate their biggest victory since the 9/11 attacks.

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