Pol: Blinken must explain why Afghan evacuees are using Ubers to leave US base

Pol: Blinken must explain why Afghan evacuees are using Ubers to leave US base


A Republican congressman from Tennessee sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding a response to claims that Afghan evacuees ​at a US military base in Virginia are using Uber to leave the facility without being vetted, creating a significant national security threat.

Rep. Mark Green told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Wednesday night that a source informed him that the Afghans have “free rein” at Fort Pickett in Virginia and that soldiers don’t have the authority to “arrest or stop” them from leaving.

​”​My source has made shocking allegations, including multiple incidents of sexual assault, and several evacuees have been picked up by Uber drivers without any permission from authorities​ ​—​ ​or being cleared to leave​,” Green wrote in the letter dated Wednesday.

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“The soldiers tasked with guarding these evacuees are unarmed and have no authority to arrest or stop any of them from simply leaving​,” he said. ​

Green, a war veteran of Afghanistan

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