Daines Fires Back Against Biden Admin Response to Afghan Parolee Charged with Sexual Assault in MT

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines is firing back against the Biden administration’s weak response to an Afghan parolee being charged with sexual assault in Montana. Daines is continuing to demand answers about the vetting process for Afghan evacuees placed in the country as a result of Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. 

“Your initial generic statements concerning Zabihullah Mohmand, an Afghan granted humanitarian parole by the Department of Homeland Security and resettled to Missoula, Montana, and who was recently charged with sexual assault, have been deeply insufficient. I write to demand detailed information about Mr. Mohmand, including the exact vetting and screening process conducted before he was placed in Montana,” Daines writes.

Read the full letter HERE.

This letter comes after the Administration released a vague statement on the Missoula sexual assault case that included zero details about the arrested Afghan parolee and the steps taken to vet him before allowing him into the country. 



On October 4, Daines sent a letter to the Biden administration demanding answers about their current vetting procedures for Afghan evacuees calling them “unclear and incomplete,” and asking the Administration to pause the resettlement of parolees already in the U.S. until questions are answered. 

On October 1, Daines introduced a resolution that would establish a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan to conduct a full investigation into President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal out of Afghanistan.

On September 20, Daines pressed DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for clear details on the vetting process used for evacuees out of Afghanistan before they enter the United States to ensure the U.S. is not granting entry to dangerous individuals or child traffickers.  

On September 2, Daines called for answers from the Biden administration about the Americans and Afghan allies left behind and about the vetting process for individuals who are being brought to the United States.  

On August 20, Daines demanded accountability and action from President Biden over the reckless loss of more than $80 billion in military equipment and weaponry in Afghanistan.


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