For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

Mullin’s Ridiculous Publicity Stunt Puts Americans at Risk

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, September 1, 2021 – Despite strong warnings from the State Department not to enter Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover, Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) decided he was above the law and attempted to move a large sum of money into Afghanistan for a so-called “rescue effort.”

“Republicans continue to think that they are above the law and their acts are exceptions to the rules,” commented Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “This latest performance to circumvent Tajikistan’s laws is the second attempt for Mullin to enter Afghanistan after the Pentagon denied his initial entry.”

The State Department said in a statement that “it is almost impossible to overstate how dangerous Mullin’s ‘mission’ was.”

“This reckless and dangerous deed takes away valuable resources in rescuing Americans and put peoples’ lives in danger.

“Mullin and other members of congress need to let the State Department do what they need to rescue as many Americans as they can and stay out of Afghanistan. These secret trips do nothing to help the dangerous situation as over 120,000 people have already been rescued with fewer than 200 Americans remaining,” Andrews said. “This sophomoric stunt wasn’t just reckless, it was incredibly dangerous,” Andrews concluded

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