Former Fox News host and NRA President Oliver North received a standing ovation in a Tennessee church after swearing about the Biden administration’s slow movement in getting interpreters who worked with U.S. forces out of Afghanistan.
The Marine Corps combat veteran addressed the issue in the spring after President Joe Biden announced his intention to pull all U.S. forces from the country by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks next month.
North — co-author of the newly released, “We Didn’t Fight for Socialism: America’s Veterans Speak Up” — came back to the topic again last week in an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
In May, while participating in a panel discussion at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, North explained to the Sunday morning crowd the importance of the Biden administration cutting the red tape in order to get the 17,000 interpreters and their 100,000 family members out of the Near Eastern nation before the U.S. military withdrew.
He argued it would be “unconscionable” to do otherwise because of the vital role the interpreters played in the conduct of the war.
“They’ve helped us for 20 years,” North said. “Over 300 of them have already been killed. If we leave them behind, it will be a bloodbath for them and