The begetter of a Marine killed successful past year’s violent bombing successful Kabul, Afghanistan, slammed President Joe Biden for spending the one-year day of the onslaught filming a playful conception with comedian Jay Leno.
Friday marked the one-year day of the 2021 Kabul airdrome onslaught that near 13 U.S. servicemembers dead during President Joe Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal that besides near hundreds of Americans stranded in the country, which was swiftly taken implicit by the Taliban pursuing America’s departure.
On Aug. 26, 2021, 13 work members were killed successful Afghanistan astatine a Kabul airdrome gross erstwhile a termination bomber detonated explosives adjacent U.S. troops. Sgt. Nicole Gee, Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, and Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss are laid to remainder successful Section 60. We grant their service. pic.twitter.com/frWkP7dpFx
— Arlington National Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) August 26, 2022
On Friday, Biden filmed a playful conception astir cars for an upcoming occurrence of Jay Leno’s Garage, according to a report by the Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, the begetter of Marine unit Sgt. Taylor Hoover — 1 of the 13 U.S. servicemembers killed successful Kabul past twelvemonth — spent his Friday astatine Arlington National Cemetery, wherever his lad lies.
— Meghan Hays (@MegHays46) August 26, 2022
“He is code deaf and insensitive. It’s ridiculous,” Hoover told Daily Mail. “I don’t expect the satellite to basal inactive to observe our children, but astatine slightest bash something.”
“We went to Arlington and laid a wreath astatine the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Why can’t helium bash thing successful representation of each 13,” the begetter continued. “It needs to beryllium reflected connected and remembered.”
“To person specified a solemn ceremony, to person radical there, the meaning of it,” he added. “Nothing is going to change, but it goes a agelong mode successful helping to cognize they are not going to beryllium forgotten.”
Meanwhile, Biden appeared to beryllium successful precocious spirits portion talking to the media astir his clip with Leno connected Friday.
“It was great, a batch of fun,” the president said. “We talked astir however electrical cars are going to alteration the federation of our situation successful the United States. It was truly good.”
“It was adjacent much amusive to thrust an aged Corvette,” Biden added. “And that Ford Lightning, man, I got to thrust that again, too. That was a accelerated SOB.”
Biden connected filming with Leno: “It was a batch of fun. We talked astir however electrical cars are going to alteration the quality of our environment.”
“It was adjacent much amusive driving my aged corvette… And they had that Ford Lightning vehicle, got to thrust that again too. That was a accelerated SOB.” pic.twitter.com/I8ud26B7wz
— AlexGangitano (@AlexGangitano) August 26, 2022
While Biden did not look to sojourn Arlington National Cemetery to wage his respects to the U.S. servicemembers killed successful Kabul past year, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre suggested the president covered his bases by issuing a statement, according to a transcript of her media briefing.
When asked astir Hoover’s remarks, Jean-Pierre said, “This is an incredibly important time that helium wants to marque definite that helium acknowledged, which is wherefore helium enactment retired the statement.”
“But helium and the First Lady person not mislaid absorption connected those families oregon immoderate of the families that person mislaid loved ones successful this 20-year war. Because that — remember, we were determination for 2 decades, and we mislaid a batch of lives,” the property caput added.