One could only imagine what the mother of jailed Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, could possibly be going through, but it’s been made clear exactly how much interest Obama has in the matter – absolutely none. In a desperate attempt, despite Obama already ignoring over 100,000 people voicing their outrage over his neglect, Tahmooressi’s mother, Jill, recently went on national television where she fired some explosive remarks at Obama.
Over 135,000 signatures have been given for a Whitehouse.gov petition demanding the release of Sgt. Tahmooressi, yet the only thing it was able to do was generate a generic message from the White House. In response to the petition, Obama’s administration released in a statement:
While we will not go into detail about our private diplomatic discussions on this case, U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have spoken to Mexican officials at the highest levels regarding Mr. Tahmooressi’s case.
Mexican authorities have been very willing to engage on this issue. They have provided prompt and continued consular access and visitations. As a result, the State Department has been able to provide regular updates on Mr. Tahmooressi’s condition to his family, Members of Congress, and the press.
Clearly, Obama’s effort thus far – or lack thereof – comes at no fault of his own. There were golf games to be played, and money to be raised and it all boils down to nothing more than an inconvenient and unfortunate timeline.
As Jill recently appeared on national television, she made not only an emotional plea for her son, but explosive demands urging Obama to use the power, and fulfill the duties, of his office.