A Gold Star father is speaking out against President Joe Biden following Thursday’s deadly attack in Kabul that killed more than a dozen U.S. servicemen and servicewomen, telling him to stop blaming the incident on his predecessor.
Craig Gross, the father of U.S. Army Cpl. Frank Robert Gross, who was killed previously in Afghanistan, said the blame for what happened last week does not lie with former President Donald Trump but rather with Biden, and he should take responsibility for it as well as the debacle his withdrawal from the country has turned into.
“I just want the families to know that we are here for you. We have been through what you’re going to go through, and it doesn’t end,” Gross said in an interview on “Fox & Friends” to the 13 new Gold Star families of the loved ones lost in the attack.
Eleven Marines, two Army soldiers, and a Navy corpsman were killed in the suicide bombing attack.
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“And yesterday [Thursday] was a day that basically opened up a lot of wounds for us Gold Star families. We all remember that knock at the door. We all remember when our Blue Star became a Gold Star,” he told the network.
“My heart goes out to the 13 families that are going to have to endure a tremendous amount of grief literally for the rest of their lives,” he noted further.
Cross went on to offer a harsh assessment for Biden while adding he’s praying for the president and his administration to fix the unmitigated disaster that is the withdrawal.
“My message to the president of the United States of America is this: Mr. President, I will continue to pray for you,” Gross noted. “I will continue to pray for your administration – that somehow you will find the wisdom from God to get us out of this horrific mess that, Mr. President, you have gotten us into.
“And please quit blaming this on the former president of the United States of America. You are culpable,” Gross insisted. “You alone. The buck stops at your desk. And I would wish that you would quit blaming this on other people, take the responsibility, quit passing the buck, and get on with your job and do what we hired you to do.
“We do not work for you, Mr. President,” Gross added. “You work for us. And as Americans, we demand that justice be done and that the right thing be done. And we know what that is, and you know what it is.”
Some family members of the 13 slain American military personnel have also come forward to rip Biden, including Kathy McCollum, mother of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, one of those killed in Thursday’s attack.
“That feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap [Biden] just sent my son to die,” McCollom angrily said during a phone call to the “Wilkow Majority” show on SiriusXM Patriot radio last week.
“I woke up at four o’clock this morning, two Marines at my door telling me my son was dead. So, to [have her on] right before me and listen to that piece of crap talk about diplomatic crap with frickin’ Taliban terrorists who just freakin’ blew up my son and no, nothing, to not say anything about, oh my god, I’m so sorry for families. So, my son is gone,” she said.
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