13 US service members were killed by a suicide bomber during Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Donald Trump and GOP Rep Michael Waltz are going to meet with several of their families.
Former President Donald Trump and Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) will meet with several Gold Star family members who lost loved ones in Democrat President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from the war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.
Trump is the leading GOP candidate for president, polling far ahead of the rest of the field in both national and state surveys.
Waltz, one of Trump’s top endorsers in Congress, and Trump will meet with the Gold Star family members on the second anniversary of the last American plane leaving Afghanistan. Waltz previewed the meeting in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Tuesday afternoon.
“I’ve been obviously dealing with Gold Star families and keeping in touch with them—I sadly have a lot of experience with Gold Star families from the Green Berets and others that have been lost over time,” Waltz said. “What has been so striking to me is obviously there is a level of grief there, to lose a child is just hard to imagine, but I’ve never in 20 years of dealing with the Gold Star community I’ve never come across a group that’s so angry.”
One of the Gold Star fathers, Mark Schmitz, the father of Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz who was killed in the Kabul Airport Terrorist Attack blasted Biden while on Capitol Hill.
Schmitz blasted the lack of accountability by the Biden administration and said Biden is a “disgrace to this nation.”
The father of a U.S. Marine killed during the terrorist attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan two years ago tore into President 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.”
Mark Schmitz, the father of Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, who was one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in a bomb blast on Aug. 26, 2021, during the military evacuation at the Kabul airport, 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 said. “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. “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.”
According to Rep Mike Waltz, Trump promised to release everything about the attack.
THANK YOU President Trump for spending FOUR hours at a roundtable & dinner with the Kabul bombing Gold Star families.
He heard their stories & frustrations with the lack of transparency and pledged to release everything about the attack.🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/K2hp31coEj
— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) August 31, 2023