State Dept accused of blocking private rescue flights from leaving Afghanistan, organizers say “Blood is on their hands”

Monday, Mark Meadows tweeted “The reports of the State Department blocking private rescue flights in Afghanistan are reprehensible but not surprising if you’ve been paying attention. The Biden administration’s focus has been all 1) excuses and 2) politics—not solutions. It’s why we’re in this situation now.”

Per Fox News “Americans involved in private evacuation efforts tell Fox News the State Department is only reason their planes haven’t left Afghanistan.”

One of those individuals told Fox “”This is zero place to be negotiating with American lives. Those are our people standing on the tarmac and all it takes is a f—ing phone call,” ”

“If one life is lost as a result of this, the blood is on the White House’s hands. The blood is on their hands,” that individual addded.  “It is not the Taliban that is holding this up – as much as it sickens me to say that – it is the United States government.”

Per the report:

Americans engaged in the rescue of U.S. citizens, SIVs and green card holders left behind by President Biden in Afghanistan are horrified by what they describe as inexplicable delays from the State Department that are preventing evacuation flights from leaving the country.

The State Department’s delays are recklessly endangering American lives, three different individuals involved in the private evacuation effort told Fox News.

Rick Clay, who runs the private rescue group PlanB, told Fox News that the State Department is the only thing preventing the flights he’s organizing from leaving Afghanistan.

Two other American individuals separately involved in evacuation efforts, whom Fox News is not naming to avoid jeopardizing ongoing rescue efforts, similarly said that the State Department is the sole entity preventing their charter flights from leaving Afghanistan.