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State Dept. Backtracks After Report Biden Regime Charging Americans Up To $2,000 For Evacuation From Kabul

On Thursday, Politico reported that State Department staff were seeking payments of up to $2,000 from American passengers wanting to leave Kabul and even more from non-U.S. citizens.

According to Politico:

EVACUATION FLIGHTS NOT GUARANTEED TO BE FREE: Even though U.S. officials tell NatSec Daily and others that evacuation flights from Kabul will be free, people trying to catch a plane in the Afghan capital say differently. One person said State Department staff were seeking large payments — up to $2,000 — from American passengers and even more from non-U.S. citizens.

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When we relayed what this person told us to the State Department, a spokesperson didn’t deny that this is happening.

“U.S. law requires that evacuation assistance to private U.S. citizens or third country nationals be provided ‘on a reimbursable basis to the maximum extent practicable.’ The situation is extremely fluid, and we are working to overcome obstacles as they arise,” the spokesperson said.

In other words, the Biden administration may request payments for evacuation flights.

Breitbart added:

The report comes as global outrage continues over Biden’s botched withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. The administration has been hit with blistering condemnation because of its inability to pin down the exact number or Americans stranded in the war-torn country or guarantee their safety as they attempt to make their way to the airport for evacuation.

The State Department later backtracked on this, and spokesman Ned Price clarified the matter sometime after the initial report:

And:

One person noted:

It seems that way.

Indeed…

But what else can one expect from an incompetent regime?

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