A “We the People” petition at whitehouse.gov demanding the release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican jail has (as of this writing) gathered close to 135,000 signatures. In response, the White House writes:
While we will not go into detail about our private diplomatic discussions on this case, U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have spoken to Mexican officials at the highest levels regarding Mr. Tahmooressi’s case.
Mexican authorities have been very willing to engage on this issue. They have provided prompt and continued consular access and visitations. As a result, the State Department has been able to provide regular updates on Mr. Tahmooressi’s condition to his family, Members of Congress, and the press.
Still, a number of critics of the administration’s action (or lack of action) regarding the Tahmooressi case believe much more needs to be done. Among those critics is Sgt. Tahmooressi’s mother, Jill.
In this Fox News interview (video above), Jill Tahmooressi makes an emotional plea to the White House, charging that not enough has been done to free her son, who is suffering from PTSD as he sits in a Mexican jail on controversial weapons charges.
Experts say the case could languish for many more months.
H/T: ijreview.com Photo Credit: Fox News
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