State Department Tries to Steal Credit for Rescue of Four Americans From Afghanistan— RedState (@RedState) September 7, 2021
After 2 weeks & multiple life threatening attempts, I am overjoyed to share that 4 U.S. citizens from #TX13 were part of the first successful ground evacuation since the U.S. left Kabul. Thank you to Cory Mills & the other patriots on his team for saving these BRAVE Americans! pic.twitter.com/1Tv9KRUgcE— Ronny Jackson (@RepRonnyJackson) September 6, 2021
...Except not so much. Turns out that the folks who really saved the family of four — a mother and three children — said that the State Department is trying to grab credit despite playing “little to no role for much of the rescue effort.”
Cory Mills, who was behind the rescue said the State Department claim was “absolute nonsense.”
...Mills and his rescue team tried to get her out first through the Kabul airport, but the Taliban turned her back. They then considered the Mazar-i-Sharif route but then the planes weren’t cleared. So Mills and his team got her out through an overland route, through multiple attempts and sleight of hand like a “shell game” he said, just before the Taliban closed the checkpoint they went through.