The Biden administration is working to repair the botched withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan this week after its government collapsed and the Taliban retook the region at a significantly faster rate than any simulation predicted, according to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, General Mark Milley.
Gut-wrenching video from the airport in Kabul showed Afghans desperately clinging to a U.S. Military aircraft in hopes of escaping the country and the Taliban's fundamentalist regime. Some reportedly fell to their deaths.
In addition to Afghan allies being endangered for working with the United States, there are thousands of Americans still in Afghanistan. The Biden administration has deployed more troops to the region to help secure the evacuation process for Americans, with President Biden assuring that troops won't leave until all Americans are out, even if it means missing the August 31 deadline for complete withdrawal.
The Taliban has agreed to allow for safe passage of Americans leaving Afghanistan, though some have still encountered resistance in their attempts to get to Kabul International Airport.
Meanwhile, Republican elected officials and media personalities are seizing on the foreign policy debacle, falsely claiming that Biden is on vacation or is too preoccupied with the pandemic that's killed over 600 thousand Americans and upended daily life in the United States.
Far-right Congresswoman and prominent conspiracy theorist, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, is one such Republican.
In one of her characteristic displays of superficial patriotism, Greene railed against Biden in a video posted to the right-wing social media site, GETTR.
A portion of the video was shared by the Twitter account, @Patriottakes.
Greene, in all her sweaty sanctimony, said:
"Joe Biden, you're not a President, you're a piece of s**t. Thousands of Americans are stuck over there in Afghanistan, and you're letting the Taliban kick your ass. While you're lecturing governors about masks and vaccines. Do your job. Bring these Americans home."
The video is consistent with a long-held apparent position of Greene's: she prefers Americans die at home, at the hands of other Americans, than abroad.
Greene was stripped of her committee assignments for previously supporting the execution of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Greene worked with former President Donald Trump in promoting the 2020 election lies that led his extremist supporters to storm the United States Capitol, killing multiple people.
What's more, Greene has remained steadfast in her support of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She's routinely spread baseless conspiracy theories about the virus, railing against any and all safety precautions proven effective at stopping the spread. She claims that masking children too young to get the vaccine is a form of child abuse, and she's suggested shooting volunteers who go door-to-door with vaccination information. When asked about children dying of the virus, Greene laughed.
Her latest stunt further indicated to social media users that she doesn't belong in Congress.
They called on Republicans like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to rein her in.