|U.S. Representative from Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District|
From: January 3, 2013 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
U.S. House of Representatives
As the ongoing Biden foreign policy disaster in Afghanistan resulted in a takeover by the Taliban, Mullin made efforts to rescue Americans in the region left behind, at one point reported disappearing on September 1, 2021 though later said he was "OK." His heroic attempt was opposed by establishmentarians from both parties, including far-left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy.
The mainstream media smeared Mullin by posting flashy headlines of a report which stated that Mullin "threatened" embassy officials without giving an equal coverage of his heroic efforts the D.C. establishment did not take.
After confirming of his safety, Mullin stated:
|“|| 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. Am I extremely disappointed in how we (United States) left Americans behind… that would be an understatement. President Biden and his administration are absolutely lying to the American people about Americans and our friends being left behind.
So many great Americans, many who are veterans and many who are not, are stepping up to keep our promise….. We will never leave an American behind.
It was reported several days later that Mullin managed to successfully evacuate the family back to the United States.
Mullin said that he witnessed the shooting of Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt during the attack, which occurred after she climbed through a barricade leading towards the House Chamber; Mullin's opinion was that the Capitol police officer "didn't have a choice" but to shoot, and that this action "saved people's lives", with members of Congress and their staff "in danger" from the "mob".
- Detailed-tables-NUMBER-CHECK-COMPLETE-1-3.pdf. Pew Research Center. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
- Two references:
- Krehbiel, Randy (September 1, 2021). Rep. Mullin resurfaces, says he's OK and 'helping get Americans out of Afghanistan'. Tulsa World. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
- Morgan, Ben (September 1, 2021). Congressman Markwayne Mullin returning home after ‘helping get Americans out of Afghanistan’. KRMG. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
- Chamberlain, Samuel (September 1, 2021). GOP lawmaker tried rogue rescue mission to Afghanistan: report. New York Post. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
- Two references:
- Choi, Joseph (September 1, 2021). GOP lawmaker threatened officials while trying to enter Afghanistan: report. The Hill. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
- Murdock, Sebastian (September 1, 2021). Rep. Markwayne Mullin Threatened Embassy Staff In Attempt To Enter Afghanistan: Report. Huffington Post. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
- Mullin, Markwayne (September 1, 2021). Markwayne Mullin on Instragram:. Instagram. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
- Notheis, Asher (September 6, 2021). Markwayne Mullin says he helped American family evacuate Afghanistan. Washington Examiner. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
- "Congressman recalls moment woman was shot inside Capitol building", ABC News, January 7, 2021.
- "‘Didn’t Have a Choice’: Vet Was Climbing Through Broken Window When She Was Shot Dead", The Daily Beast, January 8, 2021.
- "'She was deep into it': Ashli Babbitt, killed in Capitol riot, was devoted conspiracy theorist", January 9, 2021.