The mother of one of the 13 service members who were killed in Kabul railed against President Joe Biden and the Democrats who voted for him for killing her son.
“Twenty years and six months old, getting ready to come home from frickin Jordan to be with his wife to watch the birth of his son and that feckless, dementia-ridden, piece of crap just sent my son to die,” Kathy McCollum told Andrew Wilkow on “The Wilkow Majority” over the weekend. “I woke up at 4:00 this morning to Marines at my door telling me my son was dead.”
Mother of U.S. Marine Rylee McCollum, who died in the Kabul bombing: “all you Democrats… who voted for [Biden], you just killed my son… never would have happened under Trump.” pic.twitter.com/74eZ24jwaE
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) August 28, 2021
Rylee McCollum was one of the 13 U.S. service members who died after an ISIS-K suicide bomber detonated outside the Kabul airport last week. The young Marine was in Afghanistan on his first deployment shortly after getting married in February. His wife, Jiennah Crayton, is expecting the couple’s first child at the end of September.
“My son was a genius child, an IQ 156. He could have done anything you wanted to do in the military and he chose to be a Marine sniper. … He chose this course, but I never thought in a million years he would die for nothing, for nothing because a feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap decided he wanted a photo op on Sept. 11. That’s what kills me,” McCollum said. “I wanted my son to represent our country, to fight for my country, but I never thought that a feckless piece of crap would send him to his death and smirk on television while he’s talking about people dying with his nasty smirk.”
McCollum not only called for Biden’s removal but said this situation “never would have happened under Trump.”
“This was an unnecessary debacle that could have been handled properly. They had months and months to remove everyone from Afghanistan and they chose not to,” McCollum said. “And so they sent in frickin what? Six thousand troops? And my son, through the laws of statistics, my son was one of the ones who just got blown up in a freaking terrorist bomb yesterday.”
McCollum said her representative Republican Lauren Boebert will be meeting with her to discuss her anger at the administration’s failure to protect her son, but nothing Biden, his team, or the people who voted for him say will bring Rylee back.
“It is so disgusting that these people cannot even acknowledge the fact that they just killed my son for nothing. For an ill-managed debacle of a freaking withdrawal from a country that we had total control of. That’s what gets me. That’s what gets me,” she said. “How much more horrific can it get to know that your son died for nothing? … For every Democrat who cheated or voted for Biden, that left my son in harm’s way and allowed this dementia-ridden piece of crap, who is a treasonous man who just got into office because he was running out of funds for his family, you did this to my son. Every Democrat listening, you did this to my son to prop up a disgusting human being.”
McCollum closed out the interview by saying she is “too mad to cry” right now.
“When I see that baby in a month, when his baby is born, I’m sure I’ll break down and cry. But right now I cannot afford to cry. I’ve got to be strong,” McCollum said. “His wife is in freakin’ Oceanside, California, right now. And I need to be strong for her.
And I’m going to do that and I’m not gonna cry. Because if I start crying I’m not gonna stop. So I’m just gonna stay pissed off.
And that’s the only way I’m going to be able to do this.”
Biden was scheduled to meet with some of Rylee’s family members about his death, but Jiennah, the only one who didn’t walk out of the meeting in protest, “left disappointed.”
“The president brought up his son, Beau, according to her account, describing his son’s military service and subsequent death from cancer. It struck the family as scripted and shallow, a conversation that lasted only a couple of minutes,” according to the Washington Post, with what one of Rylee’s sister’s called “total disregard to the loss of our Marine.”
A Biden meeting w/ the pregnant widow of one of the dead Marines didn't go well
"It struck the family as scripted and shallow, a conversation that lasted only a couple of minutes.."https://t.co/XTYDG5saMV pic.twitter.com/LxDyoZrXy4
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) August 30, 2021
Rylee’s mother-in-law Jill Crayton also spoke out about his death and praised him for being “a good guy.”
“There’s military moms and dads and spouses across the world, our country, our world that are watching what happened yesterday, and every single one of them sat there and said ‘Oh, thank God that wasn’t my son.’ So when they see somebody who’s really affected, it hits home. It’s not right. It’s not right,” Crayton said.
Crayton said she feels qualified to help her daughter through the grieving process because she lost her own spouse while she was pregnant when her daughter was just 5 years old.
“When I was going through that with their dad, I remember thinking, ‘I hope none of my kids ever have to go through this,’ because being pregnant, it’s not just losing your spouse but it’s being pregnant and losing your spouse. It just, it throws a whole different spin on it. Something you are so excited to share with somebody and that person isn’t there anymore,” Crayton said.