“‘I hope you burn in hell! That was my brother!’” – Gold Star family member to Biden.
One would think that the Sniffer-in-Chief could holster his hormones long enough to pay his condolences to grieving Gold Star families.
Yeah… one would think.
In one FNC report from Sept. 1, 2021, and another from the Washington Examiner’s October, 2019 retelling of an incident that took place in November of 2016, both news services relate instances of (at a minimum) Biden’s pathetic attempts to at least appear to be grieving, or (at a maximum) Biden being the horny, callous, phony son-of-a-bitch that many already know he is.
As Jessica Chasmar of Fox News reported (emphasis mine);
President Biden is struggling to live up to his “empathizer in chief” label given by some media at the start of his presidency after facing a wave of backlash for his treatment of Gold Star families following last week’s terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, that left 13 U.S. service members dead and 22 wounded.
The president on Sunday met in Dover, Delaware, with the family members of the 13 killed, but several of them have spoken out against him in the days since, accusing him of repeatedly bringing up his late son Beau and saying he routinely checked his watch during the dignified transfer of the deceased’s remains.
Cheyenne McCollum, one of the sisters of Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, said she met with Biden alongside McCollum’s pregnant widow and that the president would not look at the family in the eye and spent the three-minute conversation talking about Beau, who served in Iraq with the U.S. Army and died in 2015 from brain cancer.
“I was able to stand about 15 seconds of his fake, scripted apology and I had to walk away,” Cheyenne told “Fox & Friends.”
Roice McCollum, another sister, refused to meet with the president but said he showed a “total disregard to the loss of our Marine.”
“You can’t f— up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry,” Roice told The Washington Post. “This did not need to happen, and every life is on his hands.”
Shana Chappell, the mother of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, wrote a scathing Facebook post saying Biden hijacked their conversation by talking about Beau and claiming he rolled his eyes when she challenged him.
“You tried to interrupt me and give me your own sob story and I had to tell you, ‘This isn’t about you so don’t make it about you!’” Chappell wrote. “You then said you just wanted me to know that you know how I feel and I let you know that you don’t know how I feel and you do not have the right to tell me you know how I feel! You then rolled your f— eyes in your head like you were annoyed with me and I let you know that the only reason I was talking to you was out of respect for my son. …”
As Biden turned to walk away, the grieving mother said she let him know “my son’s blood was on your hands and you threw your hand up behind you as you walked away from me like you were saying ‘ok whatever!’”
As noted by Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner back in 2019 (emphasis mine);
A conversation with then-Vice President Joe Biden left a Gold Star family perplexed and angry just minutes before the dignified transfer of their son’s remains in November 2016.
“It was a horrible conversation, it was a horrible experience,” Mike Iubelt, the father of the fallen Army Pfc. Tyler Iubelt, 20, told the Washington Examiner. “I left there feeling worse than I did before he walked through the doors.”
“Well, unfortunately, they’re a 14th-century country, they don’t want us there, they’re never going to change,” Biden said of Afghanistan, according to Charlotte Loquasto, the fallen soldier’s mother.
“That statement was so impactful that, again, silence in the group, you just don’t know how to respond,” Loquasto told the Washington Examiner.
But Biden’s comments to Shelby Iubelt cemented the negative impression for the younger soldier’s family. “He told my daughter-in-law … that she was too pretty for this to happen to her,” Mike Iubelt recalled. “It’s probably a good thing that he was surrounded by Secret Service, probably for both of us, because I’d probably be locked up in jail right now.”
Loquasto also criticized the remark. “It wasn’t the right time, but heck, I make mistakes all the time,” she said. “It was not comforting, it was creepy.”
But perhaps the most powerful (and simultaneously gutless) article regarding this entire, disgusting episode in Joe Biden’s life was written the the notoriously Leftist-friendly The Washington Post, who ran their article with the headline, “‘Don’t you ever forget that name’: Biden’s tough meeting with grieving relatives”
Of course, the WaPo made sure the article was all about Biden, not the Gold Star families.
Anyhow, the WaPo did bury in the article the comments of Gold Star dad Mark Schmitz, father of fallen Marine LCpl Jared Schmitz (emphasis mine);
As the families began loading back onto their bus, one woman grew emotional and began screaming in Biden’s direction across the tarmac.
“She said, ‘I hope you burn in hell! That was my brother!’ ” Schmitz recounted.