From Mad World News: On Wednesday, lawmakers within the House Foreign Affairs Committee made an announcement about Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi that he’s more than likely going to be happy about.
TheBlaze reports that the Marine, who’s been jailed in Mexico for several months, may soon be released based on a breakthrough talk that Chairman Ed Royce had with Mexican authorities regarding Tahmooressi, who has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“Last week I had a good and productive conversation with the Mexican Attorney General and am confident that a humanitarian release of Andrew will occur very soon so he can start getting better,” Royce said early Wednesday morning.
Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, a Republican, said that the Attorney General in Mexico told lawmakers that if they’re able to submit proof that Tahmooressi has PTSD, then they would release him from prison. He added that they had just sent Tahmooressi’s medical file to Mexico, which is why they believe he will be released soon.
Salmon said that Mexico’s Attorney General has the authority to release the Marine on humanitarian grounds upon receiving expert testimony that he has combat-specific PTSD, and that he and Royce have obtained the proper medical reports and sent them to the Attorney General on Friday.
“I am mystified that President Obama couldn’t find time, between negotiating with terrorists, to call our ally, the Mexican president, to appeal to him on behalf of our Marine,” he said. “The fact is that Mexican citizens violate U.S. law on a regular and continuing basis, illegally crossing our southern border,” Salmon added.
“Mexican officials respond by asking the U.S. for compassion and amnesty for their citizens to remain in the U.S. But frankly, compassion goes both ways.”
Which has been something the Obama administration has been reluctant to attempt. In fact, his inaction on the matter has caused outrage among Americans who are upset that Obama would allow one of our soldiers to seemingly rot in a foreign prison after accidentally crossing the border.
Hopefully, through the efforts of Reps. Royce and Salmon, Tahmooressi will finally be able to return home, where he can get the proper treatment for his horrifying condition.
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