Obama Ignores a Decorated American Soldier being held in a Mexican Prison
In June, Obama obtained the release of Bowe Bergdahl, a deserter, in exchange for freeing 5 Taliban terrorists. Most recently, his Administration has orchestrated the flooding of our borders by illegal alien women and youth.
Yet, he has not lifted a finger to help a decorated American soldier who has been rotting in a Mexican prison, in need of medical care, since March 2014.
Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi accidentally made a wrong turn and ended up in Mexico. He's been held in a Mexican prison ever since. Three legally purchased guns were in his pickup truck. Tahmooressi, who suffers from PTSD, served two tours in Afghanistan.
You won't find a whisper of concern from Obama or very many Democrats.
United States Republican Representative Matt Salmon (Arizona) visited him in May, to offer his encouragement and support.
And then, in June, both Rep. Salmon and Republican Representative Ed Royce (California) visited Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi at the El Hongo II prison in Tecate, Mexico.
"I found him to be in good spirits, but this visit confirmed my belief that Sgt. Tahmooressi ... needs to come home," Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement. "While I remain respectful of Mexico's laws, today after I thanked him for his dedicated service, I assured Sgt. Tahmooressi that I will continue working to secure his release so that he can begin needed treatment for his PTSD."
This decorated soldier needs medical treatment and is not being treated humanely by Mexican authorities!
Most recently, concerned American citizens decided to do what they could to draw attention to Sgt. Tahmooressi's case. Rick Sarmiento of 2 Million Bikers to DC — an organization formed to support members of the military — reached out to Tahmooressi’s family when he heard about their story, telling them “you’re our neighbors.” You remember 2 Million Bikers, don't you? Obama denied bikers a permit to ride in Washington DC on 9/11, but did allow Muslims the same privilege. They rolled through anyway. See Supporters Hold Bike Rally for Marine Imprisoned in Mexico.