Biden Defense Spox John Kirby Pressed on Beatings in Afghanistan, Says ‘By and Large Most Americans’ Are Getting Through

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby was grilled about reports of Americans being beaten on the way to the airport in Kabul, and told reporters that “by and large,” those attempting to get to the airport have not been harassed or beaten.

Kirby and Army Major Gen. William D. “Hank” Taylor briefed reporters on Saturday, shortly after President Joe Biden met with his national security team in the Situation Room.

Among the topics discussed was the reported violence against Americans trying to reach the airport. NBC News Pentagon Correspondent Courtney Kube pressed Kirby on those reports, which Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has acknowledged and condemned.

“Can you give us any more detail about what who these Americans are
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