Beleaguered US President Joe Biden has been slammed for repeatedly checking his watch while of coffins of fallen US soldiers were returned home – with the father of one fallen serviceman calling it “the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen”.
Grieving father Mark Schmitz and Darin Hoover spoke with Sean Hannity about their tragic loss, and both took aim at the US President for disrespectfully checking the time, repeatedly, as fallen soldiers were unloaded onto American soil from a C-17 Globemaster.
“In reference to the checking of his watch” said Hoover, “that didn’t happen just once. 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 thirteen, he’d look down at his watch.”
Mark Schmitz confirmed Hoover’s reports, saying: “I actually leaned into my son’s mother’s ear and said ‘I swear to God if he checks his watch one more time…’ and that was only, probably, four times in. I couldn’t look at him any more after that, especially considering why we were there. It was, I found, the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen.”
Schmitz also reflected on how he met Biden after hesitating to go ahead with the offered encounter, saying he “owed it to my son” to tell the President how he felt. “It didn’t go well. He talked a bit more about his own son than we did about my son, and that didn’t sit well with me.”
Hoover refused the meeting with Biden, agreeing with Hannity that the deaths were avoidable and saying that “we didn’t want to deal with him, we didn’t want him anywhere near us”.
“[He was] getting ready to come home from freaking Jordan to be with his wife to watch the birth of his son” she said, “and that feckless, dementia ridden piece of crap just sent my son to die.”
Even before the horrific bombing attack that killed more than 200 people including at least 13 American servicemen, Biden had been raked over the coals for appearing to smirk at a press conference over concerned media questions about Americans who may remain stranded in Taliban-run Afghanistan after the end of the US airlift.