Cory Mills and a private team of military veterans from the Sentinel Foundation led the effort to rescue Mariam and her three children from Afghanistan. They received almost no help at all from the State Department and say that its public posture about Mariam’s rescue is “absolute nonsense,” Mills told Fox News in an exclusive interview Monday.
“The fact that they’re spinning this, trying to take 100% credit when they didn’t track this family, when they placated this family, when the mother, who was under extreme stress and extreme pressure, reached out to the State Department multiple times and got no help.”
Biden Administration is a disaster and is more embarrassing each day: State Dept trying to steal credit for rescue of 4 Americans from Afghanistan, organizer says: 'Total lie' https://t.co/1YI6tSWMBQ #FoxNews— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) September 7, 2021
And it’s not just republicans that are angry about the abandonment of Americans in enemy territory. Dem Sen. Blumenthal who has sons who have served, is ‘furious’ over Biden admin delaying Americans trying to leave Afghanistan.
The senator said that he expects the Biden administration “to do everything in their power – absolutely everything – to make this happen.”
“These are Americans citizens and Afghans who risked everything for our country,” Blumenthal wrote. “We cannot leave them behind.”