Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) has gone missing after he attempted a rescue mission to save five American citizens left behind by the Biden administration’s withdraw from Afghanistan, according to Breitbart News.
The Oklahoma lawmaker was incensed about the conditions Americans were left in when the American military gave the country over to the Taliban forces.
Mullin was just one citizen of many who worked to find an escape route for Americans and our allies whose lives became endangered by the sudden withdrawal and rise of Taliban forces.
According to a report in the Washington Post, U.S. officials are now “unsure of Mullin’s location” after he requested help with evacuation of a woman and her four children from the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan on Monday.
The power reported that Mullin called the U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan telling the ambassador that they planned to hire a helicopter for the effort:
“Mullin told the embassy that he planned to fly from Tbilisi, Georgia, into Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, in the next few hours and needed the top diplomat’s help, according to the two U.S. officials familiar with the incident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose private conversations about a sensitive matter,” the Post reported.
“The answer was no. 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.”
According to the report, Mullen was more than a little frustrated by the response, and even demanded to know the name of staff members he was speaking with.
The congressman has since gone missing, just one week after traveling to Greece and requesting permission from the Department of Defense to travel to Kabul. Mullin’s request for help in “an unauthorized evacuation effort” was denied, according to a Pentagon official.