CBS’s Norah O’Donnell and Nancy Cordes mentioned Thursday marked “the worst day of the Biden presidency” following the deaths of 12 U.S. servicemembers in a suicide bombing outdoors Afghanistan‘s Kabul airport.
Thursday’s bloodshed marked the deadliest day for U.S. servicemembers in Afghanistan since August 2011.
“Nancy, I believe it’s truthful to say that is the worst day of the Biden presidency,” O’Donnell informed Cordes, CBS’s Chief White Home Correspondent.
“It is the worst day of the Biden presidency, Norah,” Cordes replied, later including, “It is a very momentous time for this White Home.”
President Joe Biden is anticipated to deal with the nation from the White Home early Thursday night, a number of hours after the assault and different explosions across the airport the place People, Afghans and others are attempting to flee the nation.
“Indefensible that we haven’t heard even a phrase from the President of america in the present day,” former White Home chief of workers Mark Meadows tweeted. “At the least 12 U.S. [Marines] died endeavor a mission to cowl for his administration’s failures, and it’s crickets from the Oval Workplace.”
The president, O’Donnell famous, had wished to get troops out of Afghanistan earlier than September 11, 2021. As a substitute, she mentioned he finds himself in a “nightmare situation,” one other level on which she and Cordes have been in sync.
“And as you’ll be able to think about, Norah, this one incident goes to create political division on this city, presumably for years to return,” Cordes mentioned.
Figures on the precise corresponding to former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., demanded Biden’s resignation within the wake of Thursday’s bloodbath, in addition to that of a number of different members of the administration.
“Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken, Lloyd Austin and Normal Milley ought to all resign or face impeachment and elimination from workplace,” Blackburn mentioned.
The State Division reported that about 500 People have been evacuated from the nation up to now 24 hours, however roughly 1,000 nonetheless stay within the nation.