After weeks of being trapped and harassed by the Taliban, an elderly couple has returned home.
The couple, whose names are being withheld to protect family still in Afghanistan, are two of the 33 people Rep. Dan Issa (R-CA) has helped escape the country.
Issa stated that it was “cause for celebration” after the couple returned to San Diego.
Never Give Up
Even though our State Department is failing those left behind, there are plenty of elected officials and veterans doing their best to facilitate the return of Americans.
For weeks now, the State Department and this administration have pitched the number of Americans left behind as 100.
However, roughly 300 have been evacuated via commercial airlines and private efforts, and now we can add Issa’s efforts to that total.
Yet, the Secretary of State Blinken continues to tout the 100 number, so they either don’t know or don’t care about those left behind.
However, we will focus on the positive, and that is that Issa’s efforts have paid off.
The San Diego Republican stated, “This is a cause for celebration and the result of almost countless hours of work under very difficult conditions.
“Our team simply would not give up, and today it paid off and we got them home.
“While we have made extraordinary progress, but we’re not stopping until everyone comes home.”
Issa became involved when the couple’s granddaughter reached out to him because the elderly couple had been prevented from getting to the airport by the Taliban as well as being harassed when they tried to get past checkpoints.
Issa did not provide details of how the group was able to get out of Afghanistan, more than likely to protect his escape plan in case he must get more people out.
Regardless, we are glad Issa, unlike far too many elected officials right now, is doing his job and working to help his constituents.
Source: Fox News