Mother of Marine Andrew Tahmooressi makes plea to Obama
Andrew Tahmooressi, a U.S. Marine, has been jailed in a Mexican prison for six months now, with no urgency from Barack Obama to help free him. His mother, working tirelessly on his behalf, has now issued a personal plea to the president asking for help.
In a personal plea to President Obama, the mother of jailed U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi asked for increased urgency in her son’s case in Mexico, where she says “one more day is one day too many” behind bars.
“Well, he’s holding on, he’s a Marine, so he’s got a lot of courage and valor,” Jill Tahmooressi told Fox News Monday of her son, Sgt. Tahmooressi, 26, who has remained in Mexican custody since late March when he accidentally drove into the country with three legally purchased firearms.
… More than 134,000 people have signed a petition asking the Obama administration to demand Tahmooressi’s release from a prison in Tijuana. White House officials responded Friday, asking Mexican authorities to quickly process the Marine’s case.
“We will continue to monitor the case and work with Mexican authorities as this case proceeds through the Mexican judicial system,” the statement read. “We continue to urge Mexican authorities to process this case expeditiously.”
Jill Tahmooressi, meanwhile, criticized White House involvement in the case, which centers around military-grade weapons and ammunition – as defined by Mexican statute – at the time of his arrest on March 31. Tahmooressi reportedly had three weapons, all registered in the U.S., including a .45 caliber pistol, a 12-gauge shotgun and an AR-15 rifle.
… “I would say it’s not been effective and it needs to be ramped up,” Jill Tahmooressi said of White House involvement. “I would say please President Obama, escalate that level of urgency that you say you’re asking Mexico to expedite, because one more day is one day too many.”
I wonder — if Tahmooressi had intentionally driven into Mexico while leaving a note saying how much he hated the United States, would that spur Obama to action? After all, he was willing to release five terrorists to get Bowe Bergdahl, the deserter and traitor, back, so apparently that’s the kind of attitude it takes to touch Obama’s America-hating little heart.