In a fiery exchange during the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, Gold Star father Mark Schmitz didn’t mince words when it came to his assessment of Joe Biden, labeling the President a “disgrace” and an “asshole.”
Wow. Mark Schmitz, whose son was killed in Kabul during the Biden Afghanistan withdrawal, goes scorched earth.
Says the admin has the families "knee-deep in bullshit," Biden is a "disgrace" to the United States, and Blinken/Austin need to "pack up their shit" and resign. pic.twitter.com/q1dWugT9an
— Dylan Housman (@Dylan_Housman) August 29, 2023
The committee was deeply entrenched in its investigation into the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle and the tragic suicide bombing that shook Kabul airport in August 2021, resulting in the loss of 13 U.S. service members.
Schmitz, whose own son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, was tragically taken during the attack, spared no criticism of Biden’s actions. With a voice laden with grief and anger, Schmitz declared that Biden’s hands were stained with “more American blood” than any other president in the annals of U.S. history.
Casting a piercing spotlight on the lack of accountability, Schmitz emphatically pointed out, “Not a single person has been held accountable.” He lamented that even the basic act of acknowledging the fallen seemed beyond the President, stating, “Our so-called leader can’t seem to even utter their names in public, not even once.”
Turning his address directly to Biden, he held nothing back, “You, sir, stole their lives, their futures, their dreams and have ripped apart 13 families.”
With frustration evident, Schmitz scornfully remarked on the passage of time, saying, “Two years has gone by, and where are we? To be frank, we’re knee deep in bulls***, is where we are.” He went on to hammer home the point that the same key figures in military leadership remain untouched, or worse yet, promoted.
Directing his attention once again to Biden, Schmitz castigated the treatment of Gold Star families, condemning it as “disgusting and cowardly.” He went on to pronounce the President unfit for his role, stating, “You have no business having ultimate command over our military, and I regret not saying that to your face when I had the opportunity in Dover.”