FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rep. Mark Green Demands Answers From Secretary Blinken on Afghan Vetting Process
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Mark Green sent a letter to Secretary of State Blinken demanding answers on the vetting process for Afghans being held at Fort Pickett.
“I have recently been made aware by someone at Fort Pickett that the evacuees basically have free rein of the complex and have even been allowed to leave despite not having completed the vetting process,” Green wrote in the letter.
“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. The soldiers tasked with guarding these evacuees are unarmed and have no authority to arrest or stop any of them from simply leaving.”
Green added, “If any of these allegations are true, they pose a serious risk to our national security and must be addressed immediately. I ask for your immediate attention to this situation and for an explanation of these allegations as soon as possible.”
Read the letter here.