Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin allegedly threatened embassy staffers in Tajikistan when needing help in transporting an enormous amount of money into the nation, in his try to enter neighboring Afghanistan, in accordance to a report.
Mullin, a Republican, deliberate to rent a helicopter to enter Afghanistan and rescue 5 American residents – a lady, and her 4 youngsters, and he sought the ambassador’s assist, the Washington Post reported. He wanted help bypassing Tajikistan’s legal guidelines on money limits.
But when embassy officers informed him no, Mullin allegedly threatened U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan, John Mark Pommersheim, and embassy staff, in accordance to the paper.
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“To say that is extraordinarily harmful is an enormous understatement,” a State Department official informed the Post.
As of late Tuesday, officers mentioned they’re at the moment uncertain of Mullin’s whereabouts.
Congressman Mullin’s workplace, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s workplace, and the U.S. State Department didn’t instantly reply to late-night requests for remark from Fox News.
On Monday, the Pentagon introduced that each one U.S. troops have departed Afghanistan. The remaining C-17 carrying service members lifted off from the airport at 3:29 pm U.S. Eastern Time.
The elimination of U.S. troops met the Aug. 31 deadline the Biden administration agreed to with the Taliban — formally ending America’s longest struggle.
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Mullin tweeted Monday that Americans stranded in Afghanistan have been “left to defend themselves from terrorists overrunning the nation.”
“One motto of our navy is ‘depart no man behind,'” he wrote. “But at the moment, that’s precisely what President Biden did.”
It was the second time Mullin tried to journey into Afghanistan, in accordance to the paper. He traveled to Greece final week and requested permission to enter Afghanistan, however the Pentagon denied his request to go to Kabul, an administration official mentioned.
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Last week, Reps. Seth Moulton D-Mass., and Peter Meijer R-Mich., visited Afghanistan, prompting backlash from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Democratic aides in Congress.