Uh-oh! Looks like Americans are stuck in another sticky situation, with no help in sight from the federal government. President Biden told them to take “commercial flights” to get back home, but little did he know that the airlines had already cancelled most of the services out of the country. Whoops
As Americans Stuck in Israel 'Panic,' These Countries Have Already Evacuated Their Citizens
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 11, 2023
Even the lawmakers are feeling the heat from their panicked constituents. Rep. Grace Meng, a Democrat from New York, wrote a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, explaining how her office is getting all these scary reports from her constituents who are stuck in Israel. She wants the State Department to make sure Americans can actually book seats on those commercial flights, and she’s even suggesting using charter or military planes to get them out. Yikes!
As flights are being canceled to & from Israel, I've joined @RepGraceMeng & 144 colleagues in writing to @SecBlinken calling for the @StateDept to use every tool at its disposal to get Americans out, including military & chartered flights. We cannot leave our people stranded! pic.twitter.com/hAtzzSh780
— Office of Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (@RepMalliotakis) October 10, 2023
My wife and I have finally gotten ourselves on the way home to the US from Israel after days of fear and tremendous anxiety. Our original flight was canceled.
While Poland, Hungary, Brazil, Romania, and other countries sent planes to bring their citizens home from the war zone,…
— Yitz Friedman (@friedman_yitz) October 10, 2023
Congressman Cory Mills with the US citizens he evacuated from Israel
So far he’s saved 32 Americans and going back for more. Told me he won’t stop until he’s an impediment or can’t get them out pic.twitter.com/PmhrZGrYE2
— Brendon Leslie (@BrendonLeslie) October 11, 2023
My friend, Florida Representative Cory Mills, is currently on the ground in Israel, helping to evacuate American citizens who are trapped in Israel.
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores_TX) October 11, 2023
But don’t worry, the Republicans are on it too. Rep. Mike Lawler and Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, both from New York, are also trying to get answers from Blinken. Lawler wants to know how many Americans are stuck over there and if the State Department is planning to do anything about it. Malliotakis is encouraging all her constituents to register with the department so they know exactly how many Americans need help. Good thinking!
Oh, and speaking of Americans needing help, it looks like there’s at least one nonprofit organization, Project Dynamo, that’s stepping up to the plate. They’re helping out Americans stuck in the war zone, even though they really shouldn’t have to. But hey, someone’s gotta do it since the government seems to be dropping the ball lately.
Meanwhile, a bunch of other countries like Spain, Brazil, and South Korea are already sending planes to rescue their citizens. But where’s the United States? Well, it seems like Delta might be working with the government to bring Americans home, but no one really knows for sure. Maybe they should give us an update on that?
Decorated Army combat veteran Rep. Cory Mills from Florida is taking matters into his own hands. Looks like the federal government is slacking, so he’s decided to take charge. Now that’s a leader!
Well folks, it’s not a great situation when Americans are left stranded in a war zone with no help in sight. Let’s hope our government gets its act together and brings our citizens back home safely. Until then, stay tuned for more updates on this crazy story.