(HorizonPost.com) – Last week, the family members of some of the 13 US service members that were killed in the August 2021 suicide bombing near the airport in Kabul appeared in Congress to demand answers and accountability from the Biden administration.
During the Gold Star Families forum hosted by California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa on Monday, family members gave emotional testimony on how they felt betrayed and misled by the administration.
Cheryl Rex, the mother of Marine Lance Corporal Dylan Merola, recounted meeting President Biden when her son’s casket arrived at Dover. Rex said the president told her that he knew how she felt since his son Beau also returned home in a flag-draped casket. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in Bethesda, Maryland six years after returning from Iraq.
An emotional Rex expressed her frustration and anger that the president would lie to her about Beau’s death when she was grieving for her son, noting that Beau Biden was surrounded by family when he died of cancer.
Darin Hoover, who lost his son in the Kabul attack, called out top administration officials by name and demanded they “resign immediately.” He told President Biden to “be a grown-ass man” and admit that his withdrawal from Afghanistan was a failure.
Despite the moving and powerful testimony, not one of the network newscasts covered the Gold Star forum, Newsbusters reported.
ABC’s “World News Tonight,” “NBC Nightly News,” and “CBS Evening News” instead ran stories about the US Women’s Soccer Team’s loss at the World Cup (CBS), the Mega Millions lottery (ABC), and an investigation into a fire at a plastics plant (NBC).
A Pentagon official said in a statement last Monday that the Department of Defense shares its “deepest condolences” to those who lost family during the terrorist attack in Kabul. The Pentagon said it commends the “historic and monumental efforts” of the service members who honorably served during the Afghanistan withdrawal.
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