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, based on a report.
Mullin, a Republican, deliberate to rent a helicopter to enter Afghanistan and rescue 5 Americans – a girl, and her 4 youngsters, and he sought the ambassador’s assist, the Washington Submit reported. He wanted help bypassing Tajikistan’s legal guidelines on money limits.
However when embassy officers instructed him no, Mullin allegedly threatened U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan, John Mark Pommersheim, and embassy workers, based on the paper.
“To say that is extraordinarily harmful is an enormous understatement,” a State Division official told the Post.
As of late Tuesday, officers stated they’re at present uncertain of Mullin’s whereabouts.
Congressman Mullin’s workplace, Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy’s workplace, and the U.S. State Division didn’t instantly reply to late-night requests for remark from Fox Information.
On Monday, the Pentagon introduced that every one U.S. troops have departed Afghanistan. The ultimate C-17 carrying service members lifted off from the airport at 3:29 pm U.S. Japanese Time.
The removing of U.S. troops met the Aug. 31 deadline the Biden administration agreed to with the Taliban — formally ending America’s longest conflict.
Mullin tweeted Monday that People stranded in Afghanistan have been “left to defend themselves from terrorists overrunning the nation.”
“One motto of our army is ‘go away no man behind,'” he wrote. “However immediately, that’s precisely what President Biden did.”
It was the second time Mullin tried to journey into Afghanistan, based on 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 stated.
Final week, Reps. Seth Moulton D-Mass., and Peter Meijer R-Mich., visited Afghanistan, prompting backlash from Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Democratic aides in Congress.