Republican member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Sen. Ron Johnson (WI) is demanding answers from the Biden administration after a retired U.S. Recon Marine claimed his organization’s rescue efforts for hundreds of stranded people — including Americans — in Afghanistan were shot down by the U.S. Military.
Republican Allen West, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, reported that his close friend, former Recon Marine Chad Robichaux, had his rescue efforts thwarted — by the U.S.
“Everyone, this is from my close friend, former Recon Marine Chad Robichaux, who has been on the ground and in theater coordinating rescue efforts,” West posted to Facebook. “This is unconscionable and there are many who need to be held responsible and accountable for this, starting at the top with Joe Biden.”
Here’s the message West received from Robichaux, which has been confirmed by the Daily Caller News Foundation:
“Our two guys on the ground spent all night rescuing 7 buses loads of people: 300 orphans, 100 Christians, 25 Americans,” the message read. “The families of the pilots that have been shuttling our flights.”
“After getting them on the airport and into a holding area, the Colonel over the 82nd had the whole group kicked off the airport and into the hands of the Taliban because he didn’t like the fact that we were out there rescuing people,” Robichaux claimed. “Essentially murdered them.”
An “update” from Robichaux said, “We have unofficial intel that they ended up in the hands of the Taliban.”
“Joe Biden must answer for this!” West implored.
Robichaux and other retired U.S. service members teamed up via Save Our Allies to reportedly evacuate some 12,000 people stranded in Afghanistan. The veteran has said that those rescued have been taken to other countries to start new lives. For their safety, the locations have not been disclosed.
“We the people, every day Americans, along with our friends around the world are stepping in to do what our government won’t,” Robichaux posted to Twitter on Wednesday. “Our team has safely rescued over 2,000 this week to include some Americans. This is what Americans do and who we are. #PrayForAfghanistan #ScortchTheEarth.”
We the people, every day Americans, along with our friends around the world are stepping in to do what our government won’t. Our team has safely rescued over 2,000 this week to include some Americans. This is what Americans do and who we are.#PrayForAfghanistan #ScortchTheEarth pic.twitter.com/mIGhT1pOxC
— Chad Robichaux (@ChadRobo) August 25, 2021
On Sunday, Robichaux tweeted, “We got over 12,000 out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan — SIV applicants, interpreters, widows, orphans, Christians, and Americans. #PrayForAfghanistan #ScortchTheEarth #SaveOurAllies.”
(Part 1 of 6) Phase one was extraction. We got over 12,000 out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan – SIV applicants, interpreters, widows, orphans, Christians, and Americans.#PrayForAfghanistan #ScortchTheEarth #SaveOurAllies pic.twitter.com/hBdpWOcspe
— Chad Robichaux (@ChadRobo) August 30, 2021
Sen. Johnson “expressed shock that a military official would block American citizens from entering the Kabul airport in a Friday letter to the Departments of Defense and State,” the Daily Caller outlined, Monday.
“It’s hard to believe that any U.S. military official would deny Americans the ability to evacuate Afghanistan,” Johnson wrote. “What generalized or specific order was given to the commander that caused him to take this alleged action? Where did this order originate?”