It’s been nearly three months since Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi was apprehended by Mexican authorities, thrown into prison, and charged with weapons trafficking. Sgt. Tahmooressi says he accidentally took a wrong turn.
Now we’re learning that Obama talked to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday and failed to even mention Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi’s status.
“I don’t have anything further for you beyond the call readout,” White House National Security Council spokesman Patrick Ventrell told TheBlaze.
A White House petition designed to prompt an official White House response on Tahmooressi’s situation, has been completely ignored by Obama and his administration.
For Obama to talk to Mexico’s president and remain silent about Sgt. Tahmooressi is “inexcusable, it is inexplicable, it is obscene, and it’s horrific,” says Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). “This is a Marine veteran. This is a hero who has served our country in combat. Two tours. He’s suffering with PTSD and is trying to get help. Meanwhile, the days languish on for him. He has been beaten. He has ben chained. He has been treated terribly.”
“Don’t just ask about it. No. Demand that he be freed immediately,” she said.
Even Hillary Clinton says we should be “burning up the telephones, sending envoys, not just our ambassador but others coming in talking to the highest levels of Mexican officials. Making it clear that this is really important to us.”
“The President should be advocating for his release. It shouldn’t be up to the mom to plead with elected officials to help them. It’s pathetic,” Lehtinen said.
“At best he blew it. At worst he doesn’t give a damn,” Greta Van Susteren said in her closing monologue.
Meanwhile, John Harrington and hundreds of bikers are planning a July 4th protest to help free Sgt. Tahmooressi.
Surely, this story isn’t going away anytime soon.
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