The father of the suspected shooter in the Orlando terror attack visited Washington, D.C. earlier this year and walked the halls of Congress. Last year, he met high-profile lawmakers on another trip.
Seddique Mateen is apparently running for president of Afghanistan, although he lives in the United States. He also broadcasts a television show about Middle Eastern politics.
This year, however, he traveled to the nation's capital. Mateen, whose son Omar Mateen allegedly killed 49 people
and injured more than 50 others in the early morning hours of Sunday in a gay nightclub, documented his trip on Facebook in a series of photos.
It's not entirely clear when Mateen made this year's trip because the images are posted several times, but it seems he may have been to Washington in March.
Last year, Mateen apparently took another trip to Washington and met three members of Congress: Reps. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., and Ed Royce, R-Calif.. Royce serves as the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The elder Mateen has also posted graphic images of war injuries from the Middle East on his Facebook page, along with several written messages that show he is sympathetic to the Taliban.
On Sunday, Mateen said his son's alleged killing rampage was not because of his Islam faith but because he saw two two men kissing in Miami
and got angry.
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