Woman who recently escaped Afghanistan asks Biden admin ‘why they left me behind?’


An Afghan woman who was left behind after the U.S. military evacuated Afghanistan told her story on Hannity Wednesday night. Mariam and her three children ages 2-16 left the country August 31st.

“You know, that time the Taliban attacked Kabul, they were in Kabul, and we tried to reach the State Department. The State Department did not help us,” Mariam told host Sean Hannity. “My question was for the President, you know, why they left me behind and with my family?”

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) assisted Mariam and her family evacuate. He said it was tumultuous journey, where Mariam and her family constantly faced violence from Taliban members. “She has bruises all over her body,” Jackson said.

Jackson is fully invested in the “digital Dunkirk” network of advocates fighting to get people out of the country. Carter is a part of it herself. Meanwhile, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Reps. Mike Garcia (R-CA) and Mike Waltz (R-FL) among others are also participants. The Dunkirk reference is based on an operation during World War II, where a group of 800 vessels helped rescue 338,226 allies from the Germans. Sara Carter has also assisted in sponsoring Afghans as they immigrate to the United States.

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