(TStarnes) – A Gold Star mother delivered an emotional retelling of the callous comments from President Biden after her son was killed in Afghanistan.
Cheryl Rex was among 13 families of U.S. service members who were killed in the ISIS bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan who spoke at a Monday press briefing.
Rex, whose son Dylan Merola died in the attack, said Biden likened her son’s death to that of his late son’s death. Beau Biden died of brain cancer – not on the battlefield.
“His words to me were, ‘My wife, Jill, and I know how you feel. We lost our son as well and brought him home in a flag-draped coffin,’” Rex recounted during a forum convened in Escondido, Calif. by local Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). “My heart started beating faster and I started shaking, knowing that their son died from cancer and they were able to be by his side.”
She wondered “How someone could honestly be so heartless to say he knew how I felt a little over 24 hours” after her son died.
“After this encounter,” she added, “I have never had any personal correspondence, nor has my son been honored or his name spoken by this commander-in-chief or his administration on what I feel is because of their failures and poor planning to exit our troops from Afghanistan.”