Mitch Albom rescued from Haiti, GOP congresswoman says – EVOL

WASHINGTON — A group from Michigan that had been trapped in Haiti was rescued overnight Tuesday in an operation coordinated by Florida U.S. Rep. Cory Mills, according to Michigan U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain.

The group of Michigan residents included Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, who was in Port-au-Prince at an orphanage affiliated with his charity, McClain told The Detroit News.

McClain, a Republican from Bruce Township, disclosed the rescue mission Tuesday during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, saying that she had asked Mills to get involved because there was “no plan” from the U.S. government to get out those who were stranded.

In an interview, McClain confirmed Albom was among the evacuees who fled Haiti, which is facing major civil unrest. Albom could not be reached Tuesday for comment.

Fox News published an article Tuesday about the rescue, showing a photo from Mills’ office with Albom in the group that was evacuated from the island nation in the Caribbean.

McClain said she learned about Albom’s situation Saturday from a constituent. He was in Port-au-Prince for his monthly visit to the orphanage, McClain said.

“I mean, the work he does is really good work,” McClain said of the longtime Detroit



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