Rep. Markwayne Mullin introduced Monday that an American family he has been working to get out of Afghanistan was efficiently evacuated Monday morning.
Mullin, R-Okla., lately returned from a considerably secret journey to Asia to assist convey residence Americans left in Afghanistan following President Biden’s withdrawal of all U.S. troops final week.
“Just a little over three weeks in the past, I acquired an electronic mail from a good friend asking if there was something we might do to assist a younger woman named Mariam and her 3 babies (all American residents) get out of Afghanistan,” Mullin tweeted.
“Mariam had gone to go to her mother and father for the primary time with the children and have become trapped in Kabul when the Taliban overran the town,” Mullin defined, including that he and a staff “left two weeks in the past right now to get her, the kids, and others out.”
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“We labored across the clock,” Mullin continued. “But regardless of the various irritating setbacks, the staff I’ve been blessed to work with by no means gave up.”
He added: “Mariam and the children have been by a lot, actually looking dying within the face a number of instances, together with once more right now, however they by no means gave up both.”
“Praise the Lord!” he mentioned.
But Mullin added that there are “nonetheless many households like Mariam’s who’re desperately wanting and ready to get out.”
“America can’t relaxation till we get all of them residence,” Mullin tweeted.
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Mullin final week mentioned he was returning residence to the U.S. after his whereabouts had been unknown to House GOP management and Oklahoma’s delegation.
The congressman sought to enter Afghanistan to assist evacuate Americans left behind.
“Have we been serving to get Americans out of Afghanistan, sure. Is the mission persevering with, sure. Am I lacking, no. Did I’m going darkish for a bit, sure as a result of it wasn’t protected to be speaking,” Mullin mentioned, upon saying his return final week.
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Mullin’s communications director Meredith Blanford mentioned Wednesday that the congressman was by no means at risk.
“Congressman Mullin has been and is at present fully protected,” Blanford mentioned in a press release. “He and the Office of Oklahoma’s Second District will proceed to do something in our energy to convey residence all Americans from the struggle zone that President Biden deserted. The security and safety of the American folks will all the time be his prime precedence.”