The Biden administration has known they would pull troops out of Afghanistan for months. Plans to do so were put in place while Donald Trump was still in office.
And the Biden administration has spent those months reaching out to Americans living in the Middle Eastern country in an effort to get them out safely. There were several emails and even offers to help finance his trip outside of Afghanistan. The team is still working to get Americans who want to leave the country back home.
Erik Prince, brother of former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, would very much like to capitalize on these people’s problems. According to the Wall St. Journal, “on wednesday what Erik prince, co-founder of the infamous security contractor formerly known as Blackwater, said he leases planes to get stranded people out of Afghanistan for $ 6,500 per person. “
Prince has also offered to remove people who are currently trapped in their homes. This service, however, has an additional cost.
Jen Psaki was asked about Prince’s antics during her press conference on Wednesday. She saying reporters, “I do not believe that any human being with heart and soul would support efforts to take advantage of the agony and pain of people as they try to leave a country and fear for their lives. “
Check out a clip of Psaki’s comments below:
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based technology and policy writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com, and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spending time on the beach with his family.