Markwayne Mullin says he is “totally safe” following the release of the Afghanistan Rescue Mission Report.
Following rumours that Oklahoma Representative Markwayne Mullin departed the country for Afghanistan in an attempt to rescue five American citizens left behind as US soldiers withdrew from Kabul, a spokeswoman for Mullin confirmed he is “totally secure.”
Mullin is said to have requested assistance from the US ambassador in Tajikistan in smuggling a huge sum of money into the nation as part of his plans to infiltrate neighbouring Afghanistan and fly out a mother and her four children once the Taliban retakes control.
So According to The Washington Post, citing two anonymous US sources, Mullin informed the embassy that
he was flying from Tbilisi, Georgia, to Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital, on Monday, just as the final
evacuations from Kabul airport were taking off.
Mullin allegedly threatened both US Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim and embassy workers after the embassy denied his demands to bypass regulations on the number of money persons can bring into Tajikistan. He demanded to know the names of the officials he was speaking to.
Officials were unsure where Mullin was as of Tuesday night, according to the Post.
Meredith Blanford, Mullin’s communications director, confirmed the congressman’s safety later that night in a statement but did not indicate whether he was out of the country or not.
Congressman Markwayne Mullin returning home after ‘helping get Americans out of Afghanistan’
Blanford tweeted, “Congressman Mullin has been and continues to be entirely safe.”
“He and the Second District Office of Oklahoma will continue to do everything possible to bring all Americans home from the battle zone that President Biden abandoned.”
His main focus will always be the safety and security of the American people.”
Mullin is said to have travelled to Greece last week and requested authorization to visit Kabul from the Pentagon, which he was denied.
After fellow congressmen Seth Moulton and Peter Meijer were chastised for going out to Kabul to watch the evacuations firsthand, one senior official told The Washington Post that the trip was “as foolish as it is egotistical.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi afterwards made a statement demanding that no legislators visit Afghanistan during the evacuation operation.
“Ensuring the safe and speedy evacuation of persons in danger necessitates the entire concentration and
attention of the United States military and diplomatic forces on the ground in Afghanistan,” Pelosi stated.
“Members travelling to Afghanistan and neighbouring countries would distract resources away from the
priority task of securely and quickly evacuating Americans and Afghans in danger from Afghanistan.”
President Joe Biden’s decision to uphold his agreement with the Taliban and withdraw all soldiers from Afghanistan by August 31 while U.S. civilians remain in the country is slamme by Mullin in a statement release on Monday.
Mullin stated, “This is a sad day for our country.”
“The Biden Administration has trapped Americans in Afghanistan, leaving them to defend themselves
against terrorists overrunning the country.”
“Leave no man behind” is one of our military’s mottos. But that’s exactly what Vice President Joe Biden did today.
The American exit did not have to be this way, and responsibility for this total and utter failure must be
Our service members’ and their families’ sacrifices are not in vain, and they will never is forgetting.”
Mullin reaches out for more information.
Markwayne Mullin ‘Completely Safe’ Amid Afghanistan Rescue Mission Report