A congressman who organized a private mission to rescue a Texas mom and her kids from Afghanistan blasted the State Department for taking credit for the effort while at the same time stonewalling it.
Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Ok) told CNN on Tuesday that the State Department’s claim that they “facilitated the safe departure” of four US citizens from Afghanistan, was “a lie.”
“It wasn’t until the second day that we almost had her out that the State Department came in, and when they came in, they did come in to help, I’ll give you that,’ he said. “They showed up a few hours after she got across. For them to say they facilitated, that’s a lie.”
Mullin claimed the department originally said it could not assist in the evacuation “in any way.”
“The State Department was actually told at one time, actually told the embassy and the country not to assist us in any way,” he