While at the dignified transfer of the 13 US service members killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul last week, Former Vice President Joe Biden (who had earlier this year fallen up the stairs of Air Force One) checked his watch and created a firestorm of criticism on Sunday.
Jennifer Jacobs, a reporter for Bloomberg News, tweeted “About 3 dozen relatives were seated in chairs, in Biden’s line of sight. One woman’s wailing could be heard.”
However, Biden checked his watch, appearing to be inconvenienced by having to pay his respects to the fallen service members.
It’s true. Joe Biden checked his watch during the dignified transfer of the servicemembers killing in Afghanistan at the airport. You can see him jerk his left hand to pull the watch out from under his sleeve, then look down at it. pic.twitter.com/M3QVzJbTIm
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) August 29, 2021
Representative Ronny Jackson said in a tweet, “Apparently our Commander-in-Chief has better things to do than honor the 13 service members who died on his watch? I’m DISGUSTED! God bless these heroes and their loved ones. They deserved better.”
Apparently our Commander-in-Chief has better things to do than honor the 13 service members who died on his watch? I’m DISGUSTED! God bless these heroes and their loved ones. They deserved better. pic.twitter.com/Ciuymtby3N
— Ronny Jackson (@RepRonnyJackson) August 29, 2021
Samuel Williams, a retired Army veteran said, “Looks like he was being inconvenienced by having to show some respect for these American Heros.”
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Looks like he was being inconvenienced by having to show some respect for these American Heros. <a href=”https://t.co/omAs3CIqjj”>https://t.co/omAs3CIqjj</a></p>— Samuel Williams (@votesamuelwill1) <a href=”https://twitter.com/votesamuelwill1/status/1432069797265743874?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 29, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>