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  • Tahmooressi Hearing: Watch the Top 6 Most Memorable Moments

    On Capitol Hill today, Jill Tahmooressi finally had a chance to be heard. She’s the mother of Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine who is still languishing in a Mexican prison, more than six months after being unjustly detained on the heels of a simple wrong turn and supposed “illegal weapons.” There are a lot of hearings in Washington every week, but this one may have been the most compelling in a long time. It was low on theatrics…and high on the truth.

    The Tahmooressi case has been quite frustrating to many lawmakers due to his medical condition, which is not being properly treated while he’s stuck in Mexico. He’s thought to have PTSD, as well as ongoing issues related to the loss of his legs, which occurred after he jumped on an IED to save his brothers in arms.

    Since you probably weren’t able to sit through the hearing, which went on for over two hours, we’ve decided to collect for you the top six moments.

    #6) Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Pete Hegseth of Concerned Veterans for America remind the committee that Obama traded terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl:

    #5) Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) wants to know why Obama can always make time to call a sports team, but not to call the Mexican president:

    #4) Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) tells Sgt. Tahmooressi’s mom that she should take up the game of golf if she wants to get the president’s ear:

    #3) Robert Buchanan, a Marine who served with Tahmooressi, describes in great detail why Andrew is a true American hero who sacrificed his own legs for his fellow men:

    #2) “How dare we?!?”: A tearful Montel Williams blasts the treatment of veterans and PTSD upon their return home from war:

    #1) Montel receives a round of applause after he begs President Obama to “make the call today” for Sgt. Tahmooressi:


    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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