The president on Friday flew from Louisiana, where he surveyed devastation to New Orleans suburbs after Hurricane Ida, to his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. The president is expected to survey hurricane damage in New York and New Jersey on Tuesday.
“American citizens are still stranded behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, and meanwhile Joe Biden is vacationing in Delaware,” Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said in a Saturday tweet.
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., also took aim at the president for his weekend trip.
“But […] this is the role of the president, right? To make sure that we keep working. We have addressed multiple crises at the same time,” she said.
The State Department estimates that less than 250 Americans remain stuck in the country after the last U.S. troops left before Aug. 31. Other lawmakers and institutions estimate thousands of other Afghan allies, including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, are seeking evacuation.