WASHINGTON — Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) sent a letter to Department of Defense (DoD) Acting Inspector General Sean O’Donnell calling for an immediate investigation into new DoD whistleblower allegations that the Biden Administration failed to properly vet individuals evacuated from Afghanistan.
The whistleblower alleges:
- The Biden Administration evacuated 324 individuals from Afghanistan into the United States who appeared on DoD’s watchlist, which includes known suspected terrorists.
- The White House and DoD officials directed agency personnel to cut corners and not conduct full fingerprint tests of Afghan evacuees.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff have been authorized to delete old biometric data, whenever they personally believe such information is out of date, which could compromise the integrity of existing databases and undermine national security.
Senators Hawley and Johnson wrote, “we write to you with concern over new allegations raised by a Department of Defense (DoD) whistleblower. This information may show the Biden Administration’s failure to vet those evacuated from Afghanistan was even worse than the public was led to believe. The following allegations demand an immediate investigation by your office.”