(USA Features) Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted the Biden administration’s plans to relocate up to 30,000 Afghanistan refugees to the United States as the Taliban retakes the country following a chaotic withdrawal earlier this week, labeling the plan an “invasion.”
The host made his remarks during his opening monologue Tuesday evening after White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced that the administration would be not only evacuating Americans from Afghanistan but also Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants as well as members of “vulnerable populations.”
“Notice how she puts all three together. Americans, special visa applicants, vulnerable populations. What the hell is that?” Carlson responded.
“The American government exists to help American citizens. Not to help vulnerable populations, whatever that is,” he continued.
Carlson said it’s ‘not just translators they want to import,” but also “anybody in Afghanistan who wants to come here for the free health care.”
The host said that importing tens of thousands of refugees from the war-torn country was akin to an “invasion” and added that millions more could follow, taking over American neighborhoods.
On Monday, Carlson also criticized the administration’s plan.
“So first we invade, and then we are invaded. It is always the same,” he said.
The host noted that 46 U.S. senators including 43 Democrats and three Republicans have called on the White House to “create a humanitarian parole category for Afghan women leaders, activists, judges and other public figures to quickly and efficiently relocate to the U.S.”
He went on to rip Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp for agreeing to allow Afghan refugees into the Peach State.
Carlson later brought on U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Army vet Sean Parnell, who agreed with Carlson’s concerns and said that getting Americans out of the country ought to be the administration’s priority.
He also shared a personal experience in noting that it will be hard to vet Afghans the administration wants to bring into the country.
He recalled how a platoon he led embraced and befriended an Afghan interpreter who was with them for more than a year and was trusted. But in the end, the interpreter worked with the Taliban to set up his unit for an ambush that resulted in an IED explosion that killed one of Parnell’s men and wounded four others.
“Just because an Afghan works with us and is friends with us does not mean they are safe to bring here,” he told Carlson.
“This is precisely why we cannot bring 30,000 unvetted Afghan refugees to the United States of America,” Parnell continued.
“Something happens in the brains- particularly these middle-aged Republican leaders, their brains go soft. Low testosterone may be part of the cause,” Carlson responded.
Afghan refugees are continuing to flee ahead of complete Taliban control over the country, in which the militant group will reimpose strict Islamic law, according to spokesmen.
Some Afghans have died attempting to escape, including three who clung to a U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo plane until they could no longer hold on and plunged to their deaths from thousands of feet in the air.
Biden administration officials have said they can’t guarantee that Americans will be prioritized and that all will be safely rescued.