President Joe Biden’s disastrous U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has already resulted in a number of new and highly concerning issues, including reports of child sex trafficking.
According to Breitbart, the evacuation process was so chaotic in Kabul that loads of Afghan men were being shoved onto planes, many of whom, according to “credible and horrifying” reports, brought along “child brides,” and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recent hammered the Biden administration for allowing it to happen.
“These reports are credible and horrifying. President Biden had no plan for a secure, orderly, and responsible withdrawal from Afghanistan,” Cruz said, laying the blame squarely on Biden and his officials who were in charge of the evacuation process.
The news of child brides, or underage girls accompanying older Afghan men, was first reported by the Associated Press. The outlet claims to have been informed of internal documents from the State Department requesting “urgent guidance” on what to do about a potentially large number of Afghan men showing up to intake centers — even in the U.S. — with young girls with them.
Even worse, some of the girls have reported that the men only agreed to get them out of Afghanistan in exchange for sexual favors and in some cases, rape.
Cruz hit the Biden administration on what was clearly a rushed evacuation process, which many believe led to transporting unvetted Afghans to various intake centers, including some right here on U.S. soil.
The Republican senator said they “rushed the evacuation to expedite moving tens of thousands of Afghans into the United States without thoroughly vetting them for security, health, and humanitarian concerns.”
Cruz doubled down, saying that rushed and botched process “enabled and incentivized coercion and abuse to the point where Biden Administration officials may well be complicit in child trafficking.”
As of this writing, there hasn’t been an official State Department response on the disturbing issue, but the White House communications staff will undoubtedly be pressed on the issue heavily for the days and weeks to come.