Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin has allegedly threatened embassy staff in Tajikistan when he needs help transporting a huge amount of cash to the country in his attempt to enter the neighboring country Afghanistan, according to a report.
Mullin, a Republican, planned to rent a helicopter to enter Afghanistan and rescue five U.S. citizens – a woman and her four children, and he sought the ambassador’s help, the Washington Post reported. He needed help to circumvent Tajikistan’s cash limit laws.
But when embassy officials told him no, Mullin allegedly threatened the U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan, John Mark Pommersheim, and embassy staff, according to the newspaper.
“To say that this is extremely dangerous is a massive understatement,” said a State Department official. told the Post.
Late on Tuesday, officials said they are currently unsure of where Mullin is.
Congressman Mullin’s office, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office and the U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Fox News late at night.
On Monday, the Pentagon announced that all U.S. troops have left Afghanistan. The last C-17 transport member took off from the airport at 15:29 US Eastern Time.
The removal of U.S. troops on August 31 met the deadline set by the Biden administration with the Taliban – officially ending America’s longest war.
Mullin tweeted Monday that Americans stranded in Afghanistan “were left to defend themselves against terrorists who crossed the country.”
“A motto for our military is ‘let no one be left,'” he wrote, “but today that’s exactly what President Biden did.”
It was the second time Mullin tried to travel into Afghanistan, according to the newspaper. He traveled to Greece last week and asked for permission to enter Afghanistan, but the Pentagon rejected his request to visit Kabul, an official said.
Last week, the rep. Seth Moulton D-Mass. And Peter Meijer R-Mich. Afghanistan, which was backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. And Democratic aides in Congress.