Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin appears to be coming back to Tulsa after an unscheduled trip to Afghanistan.
Congressman Mullin posted on Instagram Wednesday morning.
Mullin says, “I am heading home…Have we been helping get Americans out of Afghanistan, yes. Is the mission continuing, yes. I’m I missing, no. Did I go dark for a little, yes because it wasn’t safe to be communicating. Am I extremely disappointed in how We (United States) left Americans behind… that would be an understatement. President Biden and his administration is absolutely lying to the American people about Americans and our friends being left behind. So many great Americans many who are Veterans and many not are stepping up to keep our promise….. We will never leave an American behind.”
The Washington Post had reported the following on Tuesday night:
WASHINGTON — The call to the U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan came in Monday. On the line, two U.S. officials said, was Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) with an unusual and urgent request: 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.
Mullin told the embassy that he planned to fly from Tblisi, 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 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.
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.