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.
“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