Marine injured in deadly Kabul airport suicide bombing during evacuation from Afghanistan in 2021 speaks out about President Joe Biden’s ‘strange’ hospital visit.
Sergeant Tyler Vargas-Andrews said the August 26, 2021 bombing killed 13 U.S. servicemen and killed thousands of Afghans fleeing the Taliban while the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan. was one of the injured. He testified before the House Foreign Relations Committee in March about the attack, saying it could have been prevented. (Related: ‘No Responsibility, No Accountability’: Fallen Marine’s Father Blasts Biden After Kabul Bombing Anniversary)
“Two minutes later he walked in like a photographer with Jill Biden and all the cronies. And immediately remember he came up to me and tried to shake my hand. Like, like you tried to shake my hand, right hand,” Vargas Andrews, who lost his right arm in the attack, told Sean Ryan. “And I looked at him and he thought, ‘I don’t have an arm,’ but my left arm has this big cast in it.”
“Okay, I thought that was weird,” Vargas Andrews said after describing how Biden momentarily grabbed the fingers of his left hand. Vargas Andrews said Biden spoke about his son Bo, who died of cancer after serving in Iraq.
“My mother was like, ‘I don’t care what you say, I don’t care what you do.’ You’d better do it, ”said Vargas Andrews.
Biden’s response to Vargas Andrews’ mother’s comments “confused” the injured Marine.
“That’s what she said. I was sitting there and he came up to me and leaned over me. I have this photo to prove it.” I’ll show you this picture I have, it’s a pretty funny picture, he leans over me and he comes up close to my face and says ‘what do you want? is”
“I said, ‘What?’ He said, ‘What do you want?’ I just wanted to be myself.”
The failed evacuation prompted calls for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.
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