After alarming studies that Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s whereabouts had been unknown, Mullin introduced he’s secure and on his means again to the U.S.
For a time frame Tuesday night time, neither House Republicans nor Oklahoma’s delegation had details about Mullin’s standing. Mullin had been on a visit in Afghanistan to rescue Americans.
“I am heading home,” Mullin mentioned on Instagram, explaining why he went off the grid.
“Have we been helping get Americans out of Afghanistan, yes. Is the mission continuing, yes. Am I missing, no. Did I go dark for a little, yes because it wasn’t safe to be communicating.”
In the same IG submit, Mullin blasted President Biden, who he then accused of mendacity.
“President Biden and his administration are absolutely lying to the American people about Americans and our friends being left behind. So many great Americans, many who are Veterans and many who are not, are stepping up to keep our promise….. We will never leave an American behind.”
Those accusations seem correct, sadly.
As for the journey, Mullin’s quest to rescue Americans hit two important roadblocks alongside the way in which.
First, the Pentagon denied his request to go to Kabul from Greece. Then, in line with a report in the Washington Post, Mullin had landed in Tajikistan en path to Afghanistan when the U.S. embassy stopped him.
At the second cease, Mullin deliberate to rent a helicopter to enter Afghanistan and rescue 5 American residents, a lady and her 4 kids. However, the ambassador wouldn’t let him as a result of Mullin was carrying “large sums of cash,” which violated Tajikistan’s money restrict legal guidelines.
The Post says Mullin threatened a U.S. ambassador after the second denial. Keep in thoughts, the Post’s definition of “threatened” varies by topic. So I’m not taking the outlet’s phrase for it.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s efforts are heroic. The actual form, not the Michael Byrd kind.