By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
The grief-stricken mother of the Wyoming Marine who was killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan on Friday blamed President Joe Biden and his voters for her son’s death.
Kathy McCollum, a resident of Montrose, Colorado, called a Sirius XM political talk show on Friday afternoon to discuss her son Lance Cpl. Rylee MCCollum’s death.
Not mincing words on the segment, McCollum said she called the talk show to “process [the grief] through anger instead of tears”.
“I just want all you Democrats who cheated in the election, or who voted for him legitimately, to know that you just killed my son,” McCollum 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.
McCollum said she was awakened at her door at 4am by two Marines telling her that her son was one of 13 serviceman killed in the attacks.
She told talk show host Andrew Wilkow that her representative Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) will be visiting her house on Monday and “will be able to convey my message to the rest of the United States.”
“She said my son did not die in vain but guess what? My son did die in vain. This was unnecessary debacle which could have been handled properly,” she said.
McCollum’s son, a former resident of Bondurant, Wyoming and a 2019 graduate of Jackson High School, was married on February 14 and was expecting his first child with wife Gigi in three weeks.
“They had months and months to remove everyone from Afghanistan and they chose not to,” she said. “My son was, through the laws of statistics, was one of the ones who just got blown up in a terrorist bomb yesterday.”
“I’m just going to stay pissed-off and that’s the only way I’m going to be able to do this,” she said. “Every Democrat that’s listening, you did this to my son.”
Meanwhile in Jackson, Wyoming, McCollum’s father and two sisters appeared at the Jackson High School football game on Friday night.
The family walked out to the middle of the football field for a moment of silence followed by the national anthem.
“Rylee McCollum gave his life defending freedom around the world, our country, and the lives of many yesterday. We will be forever grateful for Rylee’s service and sacrifice to our country,” the announcer said.