U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price at the State Department in Washington, D.C. (Photo by KEVIN LAMARQUE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 5:20 PM PT – Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The State Department tried to take credit for the private rescue of Americans from Afghanistan. An American mother known as Mariam accused the State Department of exaggerating its role in the evacuation of her family.
Veteran Cory Mills and others led the effort to rescue Mariam and her three children. The team was first notified about the stranded family by Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (R) and worked for weeks on the dangerous mission.
Both Jackson and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) took to Twitter to comment on the false claims.
“This a flat out lie. The Biden administration abandoned them,” Mullin expressed. “Let’s be clear, it was our team of patriots who worked around the clock for two weeks to get them out, despite the many roadblocks from the State Department.”
Following the successful mission, the State Department said it was happy to announce it facilitated the rescue of four Americans. However, those actually involved said the government deserved little to no credit for the family’s escape.