Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) accused the Biden administration of intentionally giving his location in Afghanistan to the Taliban as he worked to rescue Americans there. What’s worse is Representative Mullin believes the Biden administration’s motives were to get him killed.
According to a report by The Daily Caller, Mullin was looking to rescue an American family that was trapped in Afghanistan after it fell to the Taliban when the government made its disastrous retreat from the nation.
“Mullin, a former mixed martial arts fighter who is currently running to replace retiring Sen. Jim Inhofe, traveled to Afghanistan in late August without the backing of the U.S. government in an effort to save four Americans who could not exit the country,” the Daily Caller reported.
“He reportedly threatened American embassy officials in Tajikistan when they would not allow him to transport a large amount of hard currency into Afghanistan, and was temporarily considered missing.”
Biden Administration officials were free with their opinion that the mission was “extremely dangerous,” and even though Mullen was ultimately successful, he claims it was in spite of and not because of the administration.
According to Mullen, the State Department failed to order the gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport to stay open for the Americans, calling claims that the administration was helpful in the evacuation “a lie.”
“Without question, they tried to kill me,” he told Politico, speculating that the White House released the information about his location to prevent him from showing that Americans were left behind. A spokeswoman for Mullin clarified that the congressman referenced the fact that the White House made public Mullin’s travels in the region, as well as specific cities.
“All we were trying to do is just help get Americans out because we had the ability to do it. Why is that a bad thing?” he added.
The Department of Defense and Department of State both denied Mullen’s allegations to Politico.