Sen. Duckworth: ‘We Certainly Cannot Leave The interpreters Behind’

Andrea Mitchell is joined by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), an Iraq War Veteran and co-sponsor of a bill to help streamline the Special Immigrant Visa process as the first round of Afghan interpreters arrive today in Fort Lee, a US army base in Virginia. Referring to Afghani translators who helped US military in combat, Sen. Duckworth says, “These are folks who have given more for America and in many cases bled for America even before they became American citizens” which is why she argues we must help them move away from the Taliban, who are advancing in Afghanistan. 
» Subscribe to MSNBC:

About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Connect with MSNBC Online
Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter:
Find MSNBC on Facebook:
Follow MSNBC on Twitter:
Follow MSNBC on Instagram:

#Troops #MiddleEast #Afghanistan


  1. Yes. Let’s get these guys over here and reward them with a fast track to citizenship. They should be given a warm welcome by all Americans.

  2. Get them out now, and don’t require them to travel to Kabul to be extracted. Send in teams to help them, and their families, get out now. They stood by us, now we need to stand by them.

  3. How about closing down the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay? Do the SIVs go to those who helped torture Afghans for the CIA?

  4. So once again, our government is leaving our friends in the lurch with a target on their backs & death in their & their families futures!! Is this going to be a desertion like orange boy did to the Kurds in Syria?

  5. Put the bureaucrats in a small village in Iraq until they finish the paperwork. It will speed up the process, I’m sure!

  6. Sickens me to see the bragging over secret missions before they are successful. As is to hear about leaps and bounds ,they measured from a moving conclusion.

  7. After guesses at every possible scenario,who can remember the truth. The cry of wolf so strong,you beg for him to eat them.

  8. Good one on you Senator. We left the Montinards behind in Vietnam. Maybe lesson learned . Be Blessed and safe

  9. All the great war movies America make, make America seem like they’re good at war.
    But really they’re just good at movies! H.Franklin.
    In the real world China has NEVER bombed a Muslim country while the murderous USA has bombed 14 Muslim countries:
    Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen.

  10. Never forget that this CNN presenter is Allen Greenspan’s wife. The former head of the US treasury and architect of the second biggest financial crisis in US history. Must be nice to have friends in high places.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.