Families of Fallen Service Members Say They Were Disrespected by Biden
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Hello Americans. I’m Todd Starnes. Stand by for news and commentary next.
Something very disturbing happened at the dignified transfer of the 13 American service members who were blown up by Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan.
Families of the fallen say they were disrespected multiple times by President Biden. Not just one family – but many of the families say the president seemed uninterested and disengaged.
There is video of the president looking at his watch a number of times during the ceremony. The father of Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover says it happened every time a casket came out of the airplane.
“In reference to the checking of his watch, that didn’t happen just once,” Darin Hoover told Fox News Channel. “That happened on every single one that came out of that airplane. It happened on every single one of them. They would release the salute, and he would look down at his watch on every last one – all 13 – he looked down at his watch.”
“As a father, you know, seeing that and the disrespect, and hearing from his former leaders, one of his master sergeants said exactly what you just said, that this was avoidable, that they left them over there,” he said. “They let them down, we can’t have that. It can’t happen ever again.”
Gold Star father Mark Schmitz said it was the most disrespectful thing he’s ever seen.
“I actually leaned into my son’s mother’s ear in I said I swear to god if he checks his watch one more time and was probably only four times in, I couldn’t look at him anymore after that,” Schmitz told Fox. “Considering especially the time and why we were there, I found it to be the most disrespectful thing I’d ever seen.”
Shana Chappell unleashed on the president demanding to know what was so important that he kept looking at his watch.
“You turned your back on my son, on all of our Heros!!! [sic] you are leaving the White House one way or another because you do not belong there,” she wrote on Facebook. “MY SONS BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS!!! All 13 of them, their blood is on your hands!!!! If my president Trump was in his rightful seat then my son and the other Heros would still be alive!!!! You will be seeing me again very soon!!!”
Kathy McCollum lost her son Rylee — and she places the blame directly on the president — calling his behavior feckless.
“My son is dead and I want to tell all Democrats who cheated in the elections or who legitimately voted for him,” she told Wilkow Report. “You just got my son killed by some dementia-ridden piece of filth who doesn’t even know he is.” is in the White House right now. He still thinks he’s a Senator. “
The families of these fallen service members deserve better from their nation and their their president. I’m Todd Starnes.
Father of Marine killed in Kabul: Biden "looked down at his watch on every last one. All 13. He looked down at his watch." pic.twitter.com/xrBzubhKkq— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 31, 2021
Cheyenne McCollum, sister of fallen Marine Rylee McCollum, says Biden “would not look us in the eye.”— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 31, 2021
“I was able to stand about 15 seconds of his fake, scripted apology, and I had to walk away.” pic.twitter.com/SMnPaPFgpC
Two Gold Star Fathers who lost their sons in the Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan went on Hannity tonight.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 31, 2021
Watch this. pic.twitter.com/PlcbCBswDm