The mother of a U.S. Marine killed during a suicide bombing outside Afghanistan’s Kabul airport last week blasted “dementia-ridden” President Joe Biden and the Americans who voted for him, saying they “just killed my son.”
Kathy McCollum, whose 20-year-old son Rylee was one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in the attack, told radio host Andrew Wilkow that Biden’s failures as commander-in-chief cost her son his life.
“Twenty years and 6 months old, getting ready to go home from freaking Jordan to be home with his wife to watch the birth of his son, and that feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap just sent my son to die,” she said.
“I just want all you Democrats who cheated in the election, or who voted for him legitimately, you just killed my son,” she said. “With a dementia-ridden piece of crap who doesn’t even know he’s in the White House, who still thinks he’s a senator.”
Rylee McCollum had gotten married on Feb. 14 of this year and was expecting a child on Sept. 26 with his wife. Kathy McCollum said her son should have been able to come home to meet his child, but Biden’s disastrous withdrawal took that from him.
“This was an unnecessary debacle that could have been handled properly,” she said.
“They had months and months to remove everyone from Afghanistan, and they chose not to,” she continued. “And so they sent in what, 6,000 troops? And through the law of statistics, my son was one of the ones who just got blown up in a terrorist bomb yesterday. So, instead of grieving and crying, I’m just getting mad.”
Republicans have also slammed Biden for the attack in Afghanistan, saying he left American troops at the mercy of radical terrorists and vowing to investigate the decisions he made leading up to the attack.
“It’s just a damn mess,” said Rep. Scott Franklin, R-Fla., a former Navy aviator. “We put ourselves at the mercy of an enemy that we fought for 20 years and at a point we had under control, we relinquished any upper hand we had against them.”