|Mateen posing in front of office B330|
Many news stories today are describing how Saddique Mateen visited the U.S. State Department and U.S. Congress, presumably in the furtherance of his deluded Afghan émigré political schemes.
Mass shooter Omar Mateen’s father Seddique Mateen recently visited Congress, the State Department and met political leaders during a trip to Washington, DC.
Mateen, who made the trip in April, is seen in social media posts posing in front of the State Department and Democratic Foreign Services Committee offices [sic].
He visited the U.S. Congress, anyway. Click on the Daily Mail story linked above for grip-and-grin photos of Mateen with Congressmen Charlie Rangel, Dana Rohrabacher, and Ed Royce. Royce must have been the big 'get,' since he is Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
However, allow me to point out that the photo of Mateen in front of a door marked "U.S. Department of State" was also taken on Capitol Hill, where State maintains a liaison office:
Since 2001, the Department of State has operated its Capitol Hill House Liaison Office located in B-330 of the Rayburn House Office Building and the Senate Liaison Office located in B189 of the Senate Russell Office Building, which was created in 2010. Both offices provide a full range of State Department support services to members of Congress and their staff.If he met anyone from the Liaison Office, that official was prudent enough to evade a selfie.