'I'm not Rambo': GOP congressman defends attempted trip to Afghanistan

'I'm not Rambo': GOP congressman defends attempted trip to Afghanistan


A congressman from Oklahoma defended his recent attempt to go to Afghanistan on a rescue mission following the hasty evacuation that ended Tuesday.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin denied that he was being a cowboy with his trip.

“I’m not Rambo. I never pretended to be Rambo,” Mullin told Fox News ‘s Brett Baier on Friday. He also admitted the plane never landed in Afghanistan; instead, they were told to turn around. Mullin alleges the decision came from the State Department. It is unclear when he left for Afghanistan and when he returned.

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Mullin also said the U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan refused to help him get into Afghanistan.

“The ambassador was not helpful at all,” he said. “He says, ‘I can’t assist you. I can’t help you. I was told not to.”

Mullin’s attempted Afghanistan trip came after two other congressmen took a

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