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Okla. Congressman says he’s safe after reports of attempting to organize rescue mission in Afghanistan

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) discusses Electoral College certification
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) discusses Electoral College certification
Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 12:01 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 12:14 PM CDT
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(KXII) - Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin is safe after, according to news outlets, attempting to organize a rescue mission to Afghanistan to extract American citizens left behind by the Biden Administration.

Mullin posted on social media Wednesday morning, saying he is heading home. He went on to say he has been helping Americans get out of Afghanistan and that the mission is still ongoing.

“I am heading home...Have we been helping get Americans out of Afghanistan, yes. Is the mission continuing, yes. Am I missing, no. Did I go dark for a little, yes because it wasn’t safe to be communicating,” Mullin posted to Instagram.

The Republican, who represents Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House, traveled in defiance of warnings by U.S. officials.

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