Where are feminists and Democrats on the abuse of young girls being committed by allowing older men to relocate here from Afghanistan with underage “brides” as young as nine? Nowhere. Apparently the rights of females only matter when Republicans are in office.
FNC: “Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas led a letter with three of his GOP Senate colleagues pressing President Biden on ‘child brides’ reportedly found among Afghan refugees.
Cruz, alongside fellow Republican senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, demanded answers from the president on the reports that ‘child brides’ had evacuated from Afghanistan to the U.S.
Citing multiple news reports on the matter, the senators pointed out that Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that ‘there have been cases where administration officials have witnessed and separated over concerns related to such abuse and trafficking.’ ”
Tony Blinken Confirms Child Brides Evacuated with Older Men from Afghanistan https://t.co/pIqXMfBE0X
— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) September 16, 2021
“We write regarding credible reports that your administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan facilitated the transport and trafficking of child brides and other Afghan girls subject to sexual abuse by Afghan men,” the senators began the letter, exclusively obtained by Fox News.
“We are deeply concerned that your withdrawal has imported an acute human rights crisis to our country, in part because you and your administration appear to have been wholly unprepared for the scope and nature of the operation. These reports about trafficking and the horrific treatment of Afghan girls are in addition to reports that an Afghan male convicted of rape, who had previously been deported, was brought back during the evacuation. Such failures are why a group of Senators are demanding answers about what steps are being taken to vet individuals evacuated from Afghanistan.
“In any case the United States has a moral obligation to ensure that our foreign policy is not complicit in human trafficking, sexual slavery, and abuse,” the senators wrote. Describing as “widespread in Afghanistan,” child marriage, “sexual abuse and domestic abuse” that are “illegal in the United States.”
“But just as with the crisis at the southern border, where your policies continue to abet documented instances of human trafficking and sexual abuse, your chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan appears to have facilitated horrific abuses.” The senators wrote that it is “imperative” the State, Defense and Homeland Security departments probe “whether and to what extent these reported incidents of child trafficking from Afghanistan are occurring and to provide a full public accounting of the United States’ role in evacuating offenders.”
The Biden administration responded. “No one has gotten into the United States or entered that is of concern,” the official said. “The administration is working with urgency and with care to enhance the screening and vetting operations to make them more efficient without compromising U.S. national security.” No doubt with the same care with which they effected the withdrawal from Afghanistan.