Multiple Gold Star families have expressed their outrage and frustration with Joe Biden’s disgraceful lies and behavior following the disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Mark Schmitz, a Gold Star dad, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee by calling Biden a coward and “disgrace to the nation.”
Former President Donald Trump and Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) are taking matters into their own hands by meeting with the Gold Star family members on the second anniversary of the last American plane leaving Afghanistan. (Poll: Was Trump better than Biden? VOTE)
Waltz said, “I’ve been obviously dealing with Gold Star families and keeping in touch with them—I sadly have a lot of experience with Gold Star families from the Green Berets and others that have been lost over time.”
“What has been so striking to me is obviously there is a level of grief there, to lose a child is just hard to imagine, but I’ve never in 20 years of dealing with the Gold Star community I’ve never come across a group that’s so angry,” he continued.
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“In talking to them, they feel like they were lied to and that they received multiple versions of what happened that are conflicting. They’re told one thing by the Defense Department officials but then their Marine squad mates have reached out to them and told them very different things,” Waltz explained.
“I could keep going—some of them still don’t have the personal effects of what they had on them, particularly their phones and what photos they took, and then how they were treated by President Biden. That’s not coming from me, that’s coming from them.”
“All the way from as one father said ‘repeatedly’ looking at his watch to telling them he understands how they feel because his son Beau came home in a flag-draped coffin which they knew was false and that he died in a hospital of cancer and the Bidens were able to be with their son unlike these Gold Star families.”
“So, it just occurred to me that I gave President Trump a call and asked him if he wouldn’t mind spending some time with them. I don’t want to politicize this at all but I keep hearing from our president and I see how good he is in these situations. I just thought it would be kind of a cathartic, positive experience for them and of course immediately he said yes.”
Marines who died that day in the bombing include Lance Corporal David Espinoza, Sergeant Nicole Gee, Staff Sergeant Darin Hoover, Corporal Hunter Lopez, Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum, Lance Corporal Dylan Merola, Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui, Corporal Daegan Page, Sergeant Johanny Pichardo, Corporal Humberto Sanchez, and Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz. Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss and Navy Corpsman Maxton Soviak were also killed in the bombing.
Family members of Gee, Hoover, Merola, Nikoui, Page, Sanchez, Schmitz, and Knauss are expected to attend the meeting with Trump.
A Trump campaign official said, “There is no bigger champion of America’s military members, and their families as well, than President Trump.”
“Contrast that with Joe Biden’s total lack of respect for our military and his disastrous and embarrassing withdrawal in Afghanistan that led to the death of American troops, put additional lives at risk, and emboldened the enemy,” the Trump spokesperson added.
• Gold Star families, who lost loved ones in the Afghanistan withdrawal, have expressed anger and frustration with President Joe Biden.
• Former President Donald Trump and Rep. Michael Waltz are meeting with Gold Star families on the anniversary of the last American plane leaving Afghanistan.
• Families feel lied to and received conflicting information about their loved ones’ deaths. They also criticize how they were treated by Biden.