Watch Live: Biden gives update on Tropical Storm Henri response, Afghanistan evacuations
President Biden is scheduled to deliver remarks Sunday afternoon on the administration's response to Tropical Storm Henri, which made landfall in the Northeast earlier in the day.The remarks will also include an update on the evacuation of American citizens and Afghans with special interest visa applications from Afghanistan.
Remarks by President Biden on Tropical Storm Henri and the Evacuation Operation in Afghanistan
Roosevelt Room 4:19 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. After a series of meetings throughout the weekend with my national security team, I want to update the American people on our ongoing evacuation operation in Afghanistan. But first, I just was briefed by the FEMA Administrator, who is here with me today — Ms. Criswell — about…
President Biden Says Every American Who Wants to Get Home From Afghanistan Will Get Home
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