The mother of a United States Marine who was one of the 13 service members killed in a bombing in Kabul called into a Sirius XM Radio station to share her thoughts about her son’s death.
Kathy McCollum, the mother of 20-year-old Marine Rylee McCollum, said on her call into Sirius XM Patriot that her son would not have been killed if Donald Trump were still President. My son was one of the marines that died yesterday,” McCollum sobbingly said on SiriusXM Patriot’s “The Wilkow Majority”, between cries and sobs. “Twenty years and 6-months-old, getting ready to go home from freaking Jordan to be home with his wife to watch the birth of his son, and that feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap just sent my son to die. I woke up at 4 o’clock this morning. Two marines at my door telling me that my son was dead.
To go even further, she said that the blood is on the hands of President Joe Biden and those who cast a vote for him in the 2020 election.
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
Voice-breaking with anger and emotion, she raged at a previous caller who framed the fall of Afghanistan as a diplomatic event with no consideration for its human toll.
According to The Wall Street Journal reports:
The attack was the deadliest day for the U.S. military in Afghanistan since 2011.
McCollum said, “I just want all you Democrats who cheated in the election, or who voted for him legitimately, you just killed my son. 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.”
Noting that Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was coming to her house in Montrose in an attempt to console her, McCollum said with bitterness, “My son did die in vain.”
“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,” she said.
“And so they sent in freaking what, 6,000 troops? And my son, through the law of statistics, my son was one of the ones who just got blown up in a freaking terrorist bomb yesterday. … So instead of grieving and crying, I’m just getting mad.”
She spoke about the son she lost.
“My son was a genius child, an IQ of 156,” McCollum said. “He could have done anything he wanted to do in the military, and he chose to be a Marine sniper, and that was his choice.
“Instead of just being fast-tracked, he chose this course, but I never thought in a million years he would die for nothing.”
“For nothing,” she repeated, “because a feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap decided he wanted a photo op on September 11th.”
She said she never expected to suffer such a loss while seeing a president “smirk on television while he’s talking about people dying.”
Amid a stream of insults directed at Biden, McCollum said he “needs to be removed from office. It never would have happened under Trump.”
LCpl Rylee McCollum is a prime example of American Exceptionalism.
Though he was just an infant on 9/11, this young man answered the call that few have done throughout history & served.
As a 20 year old & a father-to-be, he went into harm’s way to defend his fellow Americans.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 28, 2021
Boebert shared a letter to McCollum, according to KCNC-TV.
“Kathy, on behalf of a grateful nation, we mourn with you for the loss of your son,” the letter said in part.