(RepublicanInformer.com)- After President Biden’s trip to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for the dignified transfer of the thirteen US service members killed in Kabul last week, it was the Washington Post of all places that revealed just how tense and uncomfortable that visit was.
Many of the families in attendance held the President personally responsible for the death of their loved ones, and not without reason. And rather than hold their tongue, these family members let President Biden know in no uncertain terms just how angry they were.
Mark Schmitz, the father of Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz, told the Post that as the families were boarding the bus to leave Dover, one woman shouted at President Biden, “I hope you burn in hell! That was my brother!”
Schmitz, along with Darin Hoover, father of Marine Staff Sergeant Taylor Hoover, expressed disgust over President Biden inappropriately checking his watch as the caskets of their sons were taken from the plane – a complaint they repeated to Sean Hannity the next day.
Hannity spoke with Mark Schmitz and Darin Hoover, fathers of 2 of the Marines killed in Kabul. Speaking about Biden looking at his watch, Hoover says it happened 13x for "every single one that came out of that airplane." Schmitz: "The most disrespectful thing I've ever seen." pic.twitter.com/z5ljjFLd7B
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) August 31, 2021
The family of Marine Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum refused to attend the private meeting between the families and the President. McCollum’s sister Roice told the Washington Post that both she and her father didn’t want to speak with Biden at all, adding “You can’t f**k up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry.”
Only McCollum’s widow Jiannah attended the brief meeting with President Biden. And according to Roice, Jiannah left disappointed, saying that the short meeting felt scripted and shallow.
What also enraged families members was the President once again invoking the name of his dead son Beau.
Mark Schmitz told the Post that Biden “just kept talking about his son so much” that his interest was lost. Schmitz found it inappropriate for Biden to babble on about Beau to a group of people grieving the loss of their own loved ones – especially considering that their loved ones were killed “because of a direct decision” from Joe Biden.
Roice McCollum echoed Schmitz sentiment, telling the Post that Jiannah said the President kept checking his watch and talking about his son Beau.
When recounting the young woman who shouted at President Biden as they were leaving, Mark Schmitz told the Post that he couldn’t fault her for it. “We all lost somebody.”