FFamily members of some of the 13 U.S. servicemen killed in a terrorist attack outside Kabul airport last week berated President Joe Biden for his response to the deaths of their loved ones.
The wave of criticism follows Thursday’s deadly bombing, for which an Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility. Biden traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Sunday with his wife Jill and senior members of his staff, including Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, to meet with families and honor the troops as their remains arrived at the United States. The backlash has spread to the political arena as well, with conservative critics such as former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee attacking the president for looking at his watch during the ceremony.
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One of Lance’s sisters Cpl. Rylee McCollum, Roice, said her family left the room upon meeting the President because they did not want to speak with the person she blamed for her brother’s death.
McCollum’s pregnant wife Jiennah was the only one in the group to stay and speak with Biden.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Roice said Jiennah was frustrated with the president’s response, which she said seemed scripted and superficial. According to Roice, he spoke about the death of his own son and paid no attention to their personal loss.
“You can’t fuck as bad as him and say you’re sorry,” Roice said. “It didn’t have to happen, and every life is in his hands.”
McCollum’s mother, Kathy, also spoke to the press, calling the SiriusXM radio show The Wilkow Majority for an interview, accusing Democrats of electing Biden in the first place.
“My son is gone, and I just want all of you Democrats who cheated in the election or voted for him legitimately, you just killed my son,” she said. “With shit with dementia who doesn’t even know he’s in the White House and still thinks he’s a senator.”
Kathy McCollum did not attend the ceremony honoring fallen soldiers on Sunday.
Their father, James McCollum, wanted to join the military when he was younger, but couldn’t due to health issues, Roice told the Washington Post. However, he passed on the love of the military to his son.
“Rylee just loved it. He wanted to be so patriotic, ”Roice said.
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Paula Knauss, mother of the army sergeant major. Ryan Knauss, criticized Biden for withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan by the end of the month, saying it has dishonored everyone who has fought in Afghanistan for the past 20 years.
“You cannot have a hasty withdrawal after 20 years of war,” she said. “Because it’s beyond me. It dishonours the name of everyone who fought in the past and is now on the ground, in foreign ground fighting right now. My son is [82nd] Airborne is still here, and they deserve to be protected. “
The other servicemen killed on Thursday were Marine Corps member Max Soviak and Marines Hunter Lopez, David Lee Espinoza, Kareem Nikoui, Jared Schmitz, Daegan Page, Taylor Hoover, Humberto Sanchez, Johanny Rosario, Dylan Merola and Nicole Gee.
After the attack, Biden delivered a speech to the nation from the White House.
“We are as outraged as we are sorry,” he said. “To those who carried out this attack, as well as to all those who wish America harm on America, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down. And make you pay.”
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