At the conclusion of the ceremony in Dover, Delaware, for the troops who were killed last week in Afghanistan, the sister of one of the deceased had message for President Biden.
According to the Washington Post:
As the families began loading back onto their bus, one woman grew emotional and began screaming in Biden’s direction across the tarmac.
“She said, ‘I hope you burn in hell! That was my brother!’ ” Schmitz recounted.
“I can’t fault her for it,” he added. “We all lost somebody.”
The recounting was by Mark Schmitz, whose son was killed. Schmitz, during his meeting with Biden, took out a photo of his son.
“I said, ‘Don’t you ever forget that name. Don’t you ever forget that face. Don’t you ever forget the names of the other 12,’ ” Schmitz said. “ ‘And take some time to learn their stories.’ ”
Biden did not seem to like that, Schmitz recalled, and he bristled, offering a blunt response: “I do know their stories.”
Several family members of those killed groaned that Biden spent more time talking about the death of his own son, Beau, than theirs.