DOD Reluctantly Fact-Checks Joe Biden’s Insult to the Military Heroes Killed Under His Watch: “We Have Certainly Had Service Members Pass During This Administration”

Joe Biden checks his watch as the bodies of service members return home.

During Thursday’s Presidential debate, Joe Biden insulted the families of the military heroes and killed Afghanistan and Syria under his watch.

Biden bizarrely responded to a question by claiming that no troops have died “anywhere in the world” during his presidency.

During a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport during Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, thirteen U.S. troops were killed.

Thirteen service members were killed in Kabul during the Biden administration during his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Perhaps Biden does not remember when their bodies returned home because he was too busy checking his watch.

Three U.S. troops from a guard unit in Georgia were killed in a terrorist attack in Syria just six months ago.

Biden said at the debate, “The notion that we were this safe country. The truth is I’m the only president this century that doesn’t have any, this, this decade, that doesn’t (have) any troops dying anywhere in the world like he did.”

Of all of Biden’s lies and bizarre behavior Thursday night, this comment is unforgivable.

Reporters pressed Department of Defense deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh about the blantant lie and, after pressure, reluctantly fact-checked Biden.

Singh was asked by a reporter if “the Pentagon stands by those remarks.”

Singh replied, “Thank you for the question. For more on the president’s comments and on the debate itself, I’d refer you to the White House.”

“But in terms of our service members who have been killed in some tragic events around the world … you’ve seen the president call these families to express condolences. This is someone that has intimately experienced the commitment and dedication of what our military does.”

Another reporter pressed Singh for a clear non-answer and asked, “Just to be clear, was the president’s statement incorrect?”

“Again, not trying to get involved in that,” Singh said.

Singh was pressed for a third time and asked, “Has President Biden had service members die anywhere in the world during his time in office?”

“As you have reported on, we have certainly had service members pass during this administration, and you’ve seen not just the secretary, but the president, weigh in and comment and offer condolences,” Singh said.

The names of the U.S. troops killed in the attack (via the Guardian):

Eleven US marines, one soldier and one sailor were lost in the country’s deadliest day in Afghanistan in a decade.

The marines were: S Sgt Darin T Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Sgt Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts; Sgt Nicole L Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California; Cpl Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California; Cpl Daegan W Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska; Cpl Humberto A Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana; L/Cpl David L Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas; L/Cpl Jared M Schmitz, 20, of St Charles, Missouri; L/Cpl Rylee J McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming; L/Cpl Dylan R Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California; and L/Cpl Kareem M Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California.

The sailor who was killed was Navy Hospitalman Maxton W Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio.

The soldier was SSgt Ryan C Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee.

Three U.S. soldiers were killed yesterday in Jordan, while more than 40 other service members were injured following an uncrewed aerial system attack at a military base near the Syrian border. Those service members were in Jordan to support Operation Inherent Resolve, which is the U.S. and coalition mission to ensure the defeat of ISIS.

The three soldiers killed are Sgt. William Jerome Rivers of Carrollton, Georgia; Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders of Waycross, Georgia; and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett of Savannah, Georgia. All three were assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, Fort Moore, Georgia.

The attack occurred in the early morning at the logistics support base located at Tower 22 of the Jordanian Defense Network. Approximately 350 U.S. Army and Air Force personnel are deployed to the base. The three soldiers were killed when a one-way uncrewed aerial system impacted their container housing units.

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