In a disgusting display of the irresponsible leadership running our country, “President” Joe Biden appeared to be almost “forced” to attended the memorial service for the 13 service members killed in the Kabul terrorist attack.
Joe Biden could not stop disgracefully glancing down at his watch, in an attempt to express what appeared to be “boredom” and “annoyance” from taking time out of his life, to pay respect to the heroic men and women, sent to Afghanistan to handle the conflict for him.
Family members of the US Marines killed in last week’s suicide terrorist attack at the Kabul airport are disgusted over President Biden for his behavior at the dignified transfer ceremony over the weekend — with one Gold Star father accusing the commander-in-chief of doing “the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen” by repeatedly looking at his watch during the ceremony.
“They would release the salute and he looked down at his watch on every last one,” Hoover said. “All 13, he looked down at his watch.”
Mark Schmitz — whose 20-year-old son, Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, died in the attack — corroborated Hoover’s story.
“I actually leaned into my son’s mother’s ear and I said, ‘I swear to God, if he checks his watch one more time …’,” Schmitz recalled, “and that was only probably four times in. I couldn’t look at him anymore after that, just considering, especially, the time and why we were there. I found it to be the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen.”
“When he just kept talking about his son so much, it was just — my interest was lost in that. I was more focused on my own son than what happened with him and his son,” Schmitz stated to the Washington Post. “I’m not trying to insult the president, but it just didn’t seem that appropriate to spend that much time on his own son.”
Schmitz also told the Washington Post of an outburst occurring towards the end of the ceremony. A woman allegedly shouted at Biden, “I hope you burn in hell! That was my brother!”
Schmitz said his family’s own meeting with Biden prior to the ceremony “didn’t go well.”
“I said, ‘Don’t you ever forget that name. Don’t you ever forget that face. Don’t you ever forget the names of the other 12,’” he said. “‘And take some time to learn their stories.’”
Biden reportedly responding, “I do know their stories.”
On the same day, Schmitz told listeners of St. Louis radio station KMOX to “be afraid of our leadership, or lack thereof. Pray every day for the soldiers that are putting their lives at risk and doing what they love, which is protecting all of us. I think they’re the only ones that we can honestly say have our backs.”
Hoover said he and his family declined to meet with Biden.
“We said, ‘Absolutely not.’ We didn’t want to deal with him,” he said. “We didn’t want — we didn’t want him anywhere near us. We as a family decided that was the way it was going to be.”
The family of 20-year-old Marine Rylee McCollum has expressed the most anger toward the president, with his mother, Kathy, calling Biden “a dementia-ridden piece of crap who doesn’t even know he’s in the White House” in a radio interview.
McCollum’s sister Roice claimed her brother’s pregnant widow, Jiennah, felt the president showed “total disregard to the loss of our Marine — our brother, son, husband, and father” when Biden spoke to her at Dover.
“You can’t f— up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry,” Roice told the Washington Post. “This did not need to happen, and every life is on his hands, the thousands of Afghans who will suffer and be tortured is a direct result of his incompetence.” Roice McCollum added that Biden even checked his watch while speaking with her brother’s widow and described the president as “scripted” and “shallow.”
Jen Psaki’s Response
Fox News correspondent Jacqui Heinrich: “Some of the Gold Star families have criticized the President president’s conduct at the dignified transfer there was a father of one Marine who said that the President shouldn’t be checking his watch every time Lagrange transport face came out of the plane and a sister of another Marine said that it felt like a fake and scripted apology. Was the President looking at his watch and does he have a message to those people who felt that they were offended?”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: “Well I would say his message to all of the family members who were there those who were not even in attendance, is that he is grateful to their sons and daughters, the sacrifice they made to the country that he knows firsthand what it’s like to lose a child and the fact that no one can tell you anything or say anything or there’s no words that are going to fill that hole that is left by that he’s not going to speak to and I’m not going to speak to the private conversations, of course they have the right to convey, whatever they would like but I will tell you from spending a lot of time with him over the past couple of days that he was deeply impacted by these family members who he met. Just two days ago that he talks about them frequently in meetings and and the incredible service and sacrifice that their sons and daughters, that is not going to change their suffering but I wanted to convey that still.”
“Looks like he was being inconvenienced by having to show some respect for these American Heros,” Samuel Williams, a disabled US Army veteran, said on Twitter.
“It’s true. Joe Biden checked his watch during the dignified transfer of the servicemembers killing in Afghanistan at the airport,” columnist Nicholas Fondacaro wrote. adding “You can see him jerk his left hand to pull the watch out from under his sleeve, then look down at it,”
Former White House doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) said in a tweet:
“Apparently our Commander-in-Chief has better things to do than honor the 13 service members who died on his watch? I’m DISGUSTED! God bless these heroes and their loved ones. They deserved better,”
The 13 victims ranged in age from 20 to 31.
Names of our heroes lost:
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Tex.
- Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23, of Roseville, Calif.
- Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, 31, of Utah
- Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tenn.
- Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, Jackson, Wyo.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, of Norco, Calif.
- Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page, 23, of Omaha
- Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario, 25, Lawrence, Mass.
- Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22, Logansport, Ind.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20, of Wentzville, Mo.
- Navy Hospital Corpsman Max Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio