US Congressman missing after attempting mission to rescue American citizens stranded in Afghanistan
MAJOR UPDATE: Congressman Mullin is reported as safe by his office:
This is great news, and I was hoping it would turn out this way.
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A US Congressman from Oklahoma is reportedly missing after attempting a rescue mission to evacuate American citizens left behind in Afghanistan by Biden:
Here’s more from Breaking911:
United States Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) has reportedly gone missing while trying to enter Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover and chaotic U.S. departure.
According to The Washington Post, the Republican Congressman was on a ‘rogue evacuation mission,’ ignoring warnings from the State Department not to travel to the country.
Mullin reportedly contacted the embassy in Tajikistan in an attempt to move cash into Afghanistan.
“Embassy officials told Mullin they could not assist him in skirting Tajikistan’s laws on cash limits on his way to visiting one of the most dangerous places on earth,” the Post reported.
“As of late Tuesday, U.S. officials said they were unsure of Mullin’s location. Mullin’s office did not respond to multiple requests for comment,” the report continues.
According to the Washington Post, Mullin needed the cash to hire a helicopter:
He needed assistance in transporting a huge amount of cash into the country, saying he was going to neighboring Afghanistan to rescue five American citizens, a woman, and her four children, stuck in the country. They planned to hire a helicopter for the effort.
The last we heard from Mullin was 8 hours ago:
Now it’s entirely possible that he’s fine and, because it’s only early morning over there, he is asleep. I sincerely hope that’s the case and nothing terrible has happened to him.
I get the feeling from the WAPO reporters writing this that they are giddy over the fact that he went on a ‘rogue’ mission and has gone missing. But we all know why he did this because he couldn’t stand the fact that Biden left American citizens behind, and he was going to risk everything to try and save a family that he was in contact with. And boy do I hope he succeeds. Because I doubt Biden will do anything to try and save him if he has gone missing.
Cross-posted from The Right Scoop
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