Kathy McCollum, the mother of slain U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, one of the 14 U.S. troops slain in the blast at Kabul airport in Afghanistan, cannot rest in peace. During a call on the SiriusXM radio show Wilkow Majority, she expressed her sadness and outrage after what she considered the needless death of her son, Rylee.
The Wall Street Journal detailed more about Rylee, who was expecting a child at the end of September. It said that he was “bound and determined” to join the Marine Corps since he was a child and had signed his enlistment papers in 2019 on his 18th birthday in Jackson, Wyoming.
“McCollum arrived in Afghanistan in the last two weeks and was assigned to guard the perimeter of the airport, the site of chaotic scenes recently as people tried to flee the Taliban. On Thursday, a suicide bomber attacked,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
“My son was one of the marines that died yesterday,” she continued. “20 years and six months old. Getting ready to come home from freaking’ Jordan to be with his wife to watch the birth of his son. And that sackless, dementia ridden piece of crap just sent my son to die. I woke up at 4’o’clock this morning to marines at my door telling me my son was dead.”
“So, to have right on before me to have to listen to that piece of crap to talk about diplomatic crap with Taliban terrorists who just freaking blew up my son and no, nothing, to not say anything about … ‘oh my God I’m so sorry for failing,’” said McCollum.
“My son is gone, and I just want all you Democrats who cheated in the election, or who voted for him legitimately, you just killed my son,” she said. “With a dementia ridden piece of crap who doesn’t even know he’s in the White House who still thinks he’s a senator.“
“So, I’m gonna try and calm down, sorry,” she continued, and offered details to verify her identity. “Marines just left my house just two minutes ago getting my divorce decree. Two marines showed up my house at 4 o clock in the morning telling me my son was dead so my name is Kathy McCollum, my son is Riley James McCollum. You can check it out.”
“His wife, she might not want me to say her name, they just got married on February 14th and were expecting a baby on September 26th and I just can’t…,” she added, noting that Rep. Lauren Boebert would be visiting her to help convey her message to the rest of America.
“I just couldn’t sit by idly because I needed to process through anger instead of tears and this is how I’m going to do it and Lauren Boebert is coming to my house tomorrow and my representative will be at my house tomorrow and we’ll speak and hopefully she’ll be able to convey my message to the rest of the United States that this was, she said ‘your son did not die in vain,’ but guess what, my son did die in vain,” she said.
“This was an unnecessary debacle that could’ve been handled properly,” added McCollum. “They had months and months to remove everyone from Afghanistan and they chose not to and so they sent in freaking, what, 6000 troops? And my son through the laws of statistics my son was the one that just got blown up in a terrorist bomb yesterday. … So instead of grieving and crying I’m just getting mad.”
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