A Gold Star father has strongly criticized Joe Biden for his handling of the failed withdrawal from Afghanistan. Mark Schmitz, father of Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, who tragically lost his life in a bomb blast on August 26, 2021, has voiced his concerns.
Schmitz tore into Biden on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, saying he is a “disgrace to this nation” who has “more American blood” on his hands “than any president in U.S. history.”
The devastated dad participated in a roundtable discussion with other Gold Star family members before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Not a single person has been held accountable,” Schmitz noted.
“Our so-called leader can’t seem to even utter their names in public, not even once.”
“You are a disgrace to this nation,” the father continued, addressing Biden.
“You have no business having ultimate command over our military, and I regret not saying that to your face when I had the opportunity in Dover.
“I felt it more important to bite my tongue, but I also had more important things on my mind at that time, like receiving my son’s lifeless body stateside.”
“While I stood there on the tarmac watching you check your watch over and over again, all I wanted to do was shout out, ‘It’s 2 f**king 30, a**hole’,” Schmitz said.
“But out of respect for the other grieving families, I bit my tongue once again.
“Well, as you can probably tell by now, I’m done biting my tongue.
“You, sir, stole their lives, their futures, their dreams and have ripped apart 13 families.
“You cannot even man up and admit that.”
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Schmitz added that Biden likely has “more American blood” on his hands “than any president in U.S. history.”
“In closing, Mr. Biden, Secretary Austin, Secretary Blinken, if trusting and supporting our military is too difficult for you, then I suggest you pack your s— and enjoy your retirement,” he said.
“Because from where I sit on my perch, the noose around your doubled-down notion that this was an extraordinary success looks like it’s tightening a little bit more each and every day.”