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"I think it's possible but I think it's very unlikely," Schiff said after a classified intelligence briefing. "Given the number of Americans who still need to be evacuated, the number of [Special Immigrant Visas], the number of others who are members of the Afghan press, civil society leaders, women leaders. It's hard for me to imagine all of that can be accomplished between now and the end of the month," he continued. "It's hard for me to see that being complete by the end of the month," Schiff added later. The crisis in Afghanistan has worsened by the day as some Americans are reportedly being beaten by Taliban militants as they try to make their way to the airport in Kabul in an attempt to escape the country. White House press secretary Jen Psaki angrily denied that Americans had been "stranded" in Afghanistan but videos and reports on social media continued to undermine that claim. The Taliban on Monday warned President Joe Biden that there would be serious consequences if he ordered troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the deadline. Schiff expressed his worry that the airport was an attractive target for other terrorist groups. "I think the threat to the airport is very real and very substantial and this has been a concern of mine for, for some days now that this would make a very attractive target for ISIS," he added. He also appeared to support the claim from Biden that nobody expected the Afghan government to fall so quickly to the Taliban. "The intelligence agencies assessments of the Afghan government's ability to maintain itself became increasingly pessimistic over the course of the last six months," said Schiff. "And there were any number of warnings that the Taliban might take over," he added. "And some that included the potential of a very rapid takeover. At the same time, though, I think it's also fair to say that no one predicted such a rapid collapse, a rapid and complete collapse of Afghan government and forces." He went on to say that there will be many meetings to investigate the intelligence that led to the unexpectedly quick fall of Afghanistan into the hands of the Taliban. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that the U.S. evacuated 10,400 personnel out of Afghanistan on Sunday, and another 5,900 people on the same day. Here are the comments from Rep. Schiff:

 Los Angeles Times opinion columnist Jean Guerrero was inundated with criticism as many Twitter users took issue with her use of the word "Latinxs" in a tweet on Sunday.\

"Democratic outreach to Latino voters on the California recall election is not working. I've been speaking to young Latinxs and almost none of them have any idea what is going on. This is really, really bad," Guerrero tweeted.

Merriam-Webster.com says "Latinx" is a word "used as a gender-neutral alternative to Latino or Latina."

Many on Twitter pounced on Guerrero's utilization of the term.

"First of all we don't like to be called Latinxs. Be a little more careful of the words you use," one tweet stated.

"Stop calling us Latinx. We don't want to be called that. It just shows how out of touch with the Hispanic community you are. Just stop!" another tweet said.

"First, don't call us Latinx. Second, don't call us Latinx, period. And you wonder why you're turning us off," tweeted Beatrice Cardenas, whose Twitter bio describes her as a "Congressional Candidate for CA-27." According to Ballotpedia, Cardenas is a Republican who lost in a nonpartisan primary last year.

"If a political group uses the term 'Latinx,' it's a telltale sign that they're not in touch with Hispanic Americans," pollster Frank Luntz tweeted.

Pew Research Center said that "only 23% of U.S. adults who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino have heard of the term Latinx, and just 3% say they use it to describe themselves, according to a nationally representative, bilingual survey of U.S. Hispanic adults conducted in December 2019 by Pew Research Center."

According to a June 1-July 5 Gallup poll, when asked which term they thought should generally be utilized, only a small proportion of Hispanic adults living in the U.S. picked LatinX.

"Most Hispanic adults (57%) say it does not matter to them which term is used, though nearly one in four (23%) prefer 'Hispanic' and 15% prefer 'Latino.' Few expressed a preference for 'Latinx' (4%)," according to Gallup.

"I've never faced such a tidal wave of right-wing hysteria as for using the word "Latinx" this afternoon," Guerrero tweeted.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a Sept. 14 recall election in the Golden State. If a majority of voters decide to remove Newsom from office, he will be ousted more than a year before his term is slated to conclude.

On the ballot, voters will indicate whether or not Newsom should be removed, and they will select from a list of candidates vying to replace him. If a majority cast their votes to oust Newsom from office, the candidate with the most votes will become the state's new governor.

In 2003, California voters successfully recalled Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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