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Montel Williams: Obama Could Have Picked Up The Phone To Free Sgt. Tahmooressi Months Ago

Just one day after making an emotional plea to Congress, former talk show host Montel Williams takes aim at Obama for staying silent on jailed Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.

Williams said if Obama had just picked up the phone “three months ago,” Sgt. Tahmooressi “might not be there.”

“Even with the level of attention that has been brought by Congress by holding the committee hearings yesterday, I find it disgusting honestly that Fox and very few other outlets are even covering the story,” Williams said Thursday. ” Yesterday we covered everything that’s going on with the Secret Service, yet there is a U.S. Marine wallowing in a prison and we didn’t get the same amount of coverage.”

“Well that’s part of the reason we have you on today,” Fox News host Bill Hemmer responded.

“I served 22 years in the military,” Williams continued. “You never leave a Marine behind. And the fact that this country is willing to do so at the same time while we are out doing all the campaign fundraising–talking about how we support the war, sending these guys off to die–we aren’t willing to protect the ones that have served for us.”

“Am I not mistaken there are allegations about another prisoner that we traded the farm for? And in the president’s speech he said that was because he was in imminent medical danger,” Williams said of former American P.O.W. and alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl

“In the president’s speech he said ‘because he was in imminent medical danger.'” Williams’ anger here is over the fact that Sgt. Tahmooressi has been diagnosed as having post-traumatic stress disorder by both Mexican and American doctors. And Mexican law states that prisoners suffering from PTSD must be released to their home country.

Mexico “is an ally,” Williams continued. “A Marine, a U.S. citizen is in your prison. Treat him with the same respect that we treat your people when they come to our country.”


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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