How Obama’s Lack of Character Led to Sgt. Tahmorressi Spending 214 Days in A Mexican Prison
“…the United States of America does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind.” – Barack Obama
On March 31st, 2014, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was driving to San Ysidro, a border town, when he accidentally missed his exit. Not realizing his mistake, he drove further, and wound up crossing the border into Mexico, where he was stopped. Mexican officials found several firearms in his possession, and he was arrested. Tahmooressi, a Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, was thrown in jail, and set for trial. If found guilty, he would have faced up to 21 years in prison.
In 1999, a similar incident occurred, in which Sgt. Brian Johnston inadvertently crossed into Mexico with weapons in his possession, and was jailed in Tijuana. He was released after two weeks, and the charges were dropped because of political pressure from the United States.