“This is not a day for politicking. We expect that every American, whether he is an elected person or not, will stand shoulder to shoulder with us and share the determination to pursue, fight and kill these terrorists wherever they are,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at a briefing.
Pentagon spokesman General Kenneth McKenzie earlier reported that 12 U.S. soldiers were killed in an attack near the Kabul airport; 15 were wounded. Later it became known about the death of another wounded serviceman.
After the bombings at the Kabul airport, some congressmen and senators from the Republican Party called on Biden to resign and admit guilt for miscalculations in organizing the withdrawal of troops and the evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan.