On Sunday, as President Biden left Dover Air Force Base, where he had been meeting with the families of the American military men and women murdered in a terrorist attack at Kabul airport, among the families who had watched the bodies of their children exit the C-17 plane was reportedly one distraught woman who apparently lost her brother in the attack.
Mark Schmitz, the father of 20-year-old Jared Schmitz, who was murdered in the attack, told The Washington Post, as the families started entering the bus to leave, the woman screamed in Biden’s direction, “I hope you burn in hell! That was my brother!”
Schmitz said of his meeting with Biden, “When he just kept talking about his son so much it was just — my interest was lost in that. I was more focused on my own son than what happened with him and his son. I’m not trying to insult the president, but it just didn’t seem that appropriate to spend that much time on his own son.”
Roice McCollum, who lost her brother Rylee in the attack, told the Post of Biden, “He cannot possibly understand. My dad and I did not want to speak to him. You cannot kneel on our flag and pretend you care about our troops. You can’t f*** up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry. This did not need to happen, and every life is on his hands. The thousands of Afghans who will suffer and be tortured is a direct result of his incompetence.”
On Monday night, Darin Hoover, whose son Taylor Hoover was killed in the terror attack, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he refused to meet with Biden. He told Hannity, “We said absolutely not. We didn’t want to deal with him. We didn’t want him anywhere near us. We as a family decided that that was the way it was going to be.”
Also on Monday night, an American citizen calling herself “Sara” and who says she worked as an interpreter for the American military in Afghanistan but was left behind by President Biden told CNN, “I don’t believe in anybody anymore.” She added, “I just can’t believe no one told me that this is the last flight.”
I don’t know anymore, what to believe anymore. I don’t believe in anybody anymore. Because they’ve been fooling me, for past 10 days, back and forth, back and forth, stories after stories. I know, I have a group of people, who are supporting me, and helping me, and they are working very hard to, for me to leave this country. But the only thing is I don’t have one specific word to say, “OK, Sara, you’re clear! Go.” And I’ve been doing this. And I don’t know what to believe anymore. I’m completely like, speechless. I don’t know what to say. But I just can’t believe no one told me that this is the last flight, you know?