Cheyenne McCollum, the sister of Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum, who was one of 13 U.S. service members killed in the recent ISIS-K terror attack outside Kabul’s main airport, said she walked away from President Joe Biden as he began what she described as a “fake” and “scripted” apology for her brother’s death, she revealed during an interview with the Fox News Channel.
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A transcript is as follows:
BRIAN KILMEADE: I know you met with the [President Biden]. What was that like?
JIM MCCOLLUM: I actually declined to meet with the president. We went to a different room. When he came, we went to a separate room. I had no desire to meet with the president.
MCCOLLUM: The way he handled this, everything he’s done, every step along the way, has been absolutely backwards and I don’t understand the process of how, how they came to the decisions that they made. A high school kid could make better decisions than they’ve made in this. They have fumbled the ball every step of the way.
CHEYENNE MCCOLLUM: … I chose to stay with my brother’s wife, she wanted the chance to look him in the eye and see if it was going to be a sincere conversation or apology, and I was able to stand 15 seconds of his fake, scripted apology and I had to walk away.