The sister of a Marine killed during a recent ISIS terror attack in Afghanistan said that “everything felt fake” about President Joe Biden’s interaction with her and the soldier’s pregnant widow and that he did not make eye contact with her during the transfer ceremony to bring her brother’s body home to the U.S.
Cheyenne McCollum, the sister of U.S. Marine Rylee McCollum, said she was with Rylee’s widow during the ceremony to support her, not to meet Biden. Her father and sister chose not to be at the ceremony and meet him.
“She wanted the chance to look him in the eye, so I sat beside her to do that as well,” McCollum said. “When he came up to us, about 15 seconds in I had to walk away. It was so insincere. He didn’t look us in the eye, he gave her a pat on the knee and said, ‘I know what you’re going through, I lost my son.’
“He didn’t lose his son serving,” she said, and went on to say that Biden kept talking about his son even though he died of cancer after serving, not in the line of duty.
“I don’t even think he knows Rylee’s name to be honest. I think he should know every single name of every solider we lost, but he didn’t know or say anything personal,” she concluded.
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