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January 1, Father of Marine killed in Kabul terror attack says meeting with Biden ‘didn’t go well’



Mark Schmitz, the father of a marine killed in the terror attack in Kabul last week, staunchly criticized his meeting with President Biden, saying that it “didn’t go well.”

“Well, initially, I wasn’t going to meet with him, but then I felt I owed it to my son to at least have some words with him about how I felt, and it didn’t go well,” Schmitz told Sean Hannity of Fox News.

Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, Schmitz’s 20-year-old son, was one of the 13 service members killed by a suicide bomber at the Kabul airport.

Schmitz added that Biden “talked a bit more about his own son than he did my son, and that didn’t sit well with me,” referring to Biden’s late son Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015.

“I actually leaned into my son’s mother’s ear, and I said ‘I swear to God if he checks his watch one more time…’ and [that] was probably only four times in,” Schmitz said. “I couldn’t look at him anymore after that, considering, especially, the time and why we were there. I found it to be the most disrespectful thing I’d ever seen.”


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