US Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) reportedly went missing after trying to enter Afghanistan during the recent takeover by the Taliban.
Rep. Mullin reportedly threatened Biden embassy staffers in Tajikistan who thwarted his attempt to enter Afghanistan and rescue stranded Americans.
Mullin went missing earlier this week.
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s behavior has alarmed top U.S. officials who say he has gone to extraordinary lengths to defy U.S. warnings. As of late Tuesday, U.S. officials said they were unsure of Mullin’s location. https://t.co/Gduu4aOdlH
— Tulsa World (@tulsaworld) September 1, 2021
Rep. Mullin tweeted this out Monday after Joe Biden abandoned hundreds to thousands of Americans in Afghanistan.
One motto of our military is ‘leave no man behind.’ But today, that’s exactly what President Biden did.
— Markwayne Mullin (@RepMullin) August 30, 2021
According to his staff, Rep. Mullin is safe.
FOX News reported:
Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin allegedly threatened embassy staffers in Tajikistan when needing assistance in transporting a huge amount of cash into the country, in his attempt to enter neighboring Afghanistan, according to a report.
Mullin, a Republican, planned to hire a helicopter to enter Afghanistan and rescue five American citizens – a woman, and her four children, and he sought the ambassador’s help, the Washington Post reported. He needed assistance bypassing Tajikistan’s laws on cash limits.
But when embassy officials told him no, Mullin allegedly threatened U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan, John Mark Pommersheim, and embassy staff, according to the paper.
“To say this is extremely dangerous is a massive understatement,” a State Department official told the Post. The nature of Mullin’s threats was not immediately clear.
As of late Tuesday, officials said they were unsure of Mullin’s whereabouts. But Meredith Blanford, a spokeswoman for Mullin, later said Mullin “has been and is currently completely safe.” Blanford added that he and his office “will continue to do anything in our power to bring home all Americans from the war zone that President Biden abandoned,” according to the Washington Post.