U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter took more time urging President Biden to permanently close Gitmo and seek prompt resolution for the remaining terrorist suspects in the September 11 attack than he did aiding Americans left behind enemy lines in Afghanistan.
Read it and weep, literally— the Aug. 5 letter Perlmutter signed with controversial Democrat U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
Here’s the punch line:
“We ask that as you take the steps necessary to finally close the prison, you act immediately to further reduce its population, ensure that the remaining detainees are treated humanely, and increase the transparency of military commission proceedings at Guantanamo.”
“The continued operation of the prison is a stain on our international reputation and undermines our ability to advocate for human rights and the rule of law.”
Isn’t it enough that 5,000 terrorists jailed at Bargram Air Base were liberated by the Taliban as the murderous thugs toppled the Afghanistan government, surrounded the U.S. military at the Kabul airport, and proved the Biden administration’s exit plan to be a complete failure?
Surely Perlmutter can settle for that, and not worry about freeing suspected terrorists held on American soil?
As for Perlmutter’s actions since the fall of Afghanistan, just 10 days after he asked Biden to close Gitmo, it’s just as embarrassingly inept.
After more than a week of watching his Democrat colleague U.S. Rep. Jason Crow’s tweets highlighting his office’s successful efforts to help Americans and our allies, Perlmutter decided to try the rescue business himself.
In the past 10 days, Team Crow has helped process over 1500 evacuation & visa requests.
Do you know someone who is:
– A U.S. citizen trying to evacuate
– An Afghan partner trying to evacuate
– Eligible for a P2 visa
Click the link below for more info⬇️https://t.co/fNoWE6O7y9
— Rep. Jason Crow (@RepJasonCrow) August 24, 2021
That’s pretty impressive. So what does Perlmutter have?
My office is continuing to work to ensure a safe evacuation for Americans, our Afghan allies & their families. For additional info & resources, visit https://t.co/L7LKCLPFhu.
If you’re in Colorado, there’s also ways you can help ➡ https://t.co/jEkyFu1QPe
— Rep. Ed Perlmutter (@RepPerlmutter) August 23, 2021
Well, there wasn’t an actual link to resources the first day it was up, then they basically plagiarized Crow’s help page.
Like we said, Perlmutter spent more time on Omar’s letter to Biden on behalf of suspected terrorists, than he did actually assisting Americans in Afghanistan.
Jake Tapper asks Rep. Ilhan Omar if she regrets her comments comparing the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban:
“I don’t” pic.twitter.com/iDOvgSIvXI
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 29, 2021