Kathy McCollum is the mother Rylee McCollum, who is was one of 13 U.S. service members killed in a bombing attack last week in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul. Kathy went on a radio talk show to say her son wouldn’t have been killed if Donald Trump were still president, and rather said the blood should be on the hands of President Joe Biden and those who voted for him.
McCollum said her 20-year-old son was one of the United States Marines killed last week in Kabul. She said two marines arrived at her door at 4 a.m. to bring her the bad news.
“My son was one of the marines that died yesterday,” she told conservative talk show host Jason Rantz. “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” she sobbingly said, following by more crying.
The mother went on to call Biden “dementia-ridden” a few more times, saying the president “still thinks he’s a senator.”
“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 to calm down, sorry.”
Here’s the audio clip from Twitter.
Kathy McCollum told the radio host and his listeners that her son had gotten married on February 14 this year, and that they were expecting a child on Sept. 26. Kathy said she plans to hold back tears of sorry and process her pain “through anger.”
“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 claimed. “And so they sent in what, 6,000 troops? And through the law of statistics, my son was one of the ones who just got blown up in a terrorist bomb yesterday.
“So, instead of grieving and crying, I’m just getting mad.”
The radio host told her that if there’s any organization in which they could connect her with, or any information, they would recommend many family support groups they work with.
“I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now,” the host said. “Everything you’re feeling now is justified. I don’t think you have to apologize. You have every right to feel how you feel and speak your mind.”
She said her boyfriend is an Army veteran who served in 801st, which is combat support hospital, and that he was part of the first group of soldiers in Iraq during 2003. She believes his presence in the war on terror is what helped her son make his decision to join the USMC.
“My son was a genius child. 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,” she added.
Then, she said her son wouldn’t have died had Trump still been the commander-in-chief of the American military.
“[Biden] needs to be removed from office. It never would have happened under Trump,” Kathy McCollum said.
The mother added that U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, would be at her house this weekend to discuss matters further.