At a House hearing today, military vet Montel Williams urged President Obama to “make the call today” to the president of Mexico to work to arrange the release of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a U.S. Marine being held in Mexico.

After being asked if Obama would make a call on Tahmooressi’s behalf, Josh Earnest deflected big time:

Apparently the State Department would better know if Obama plans to call the president of Mexico than Obama’s own spokesman.



Amazingly (or maybe not so much), the department Josh Earnest referred reporters to for more information about the Sgt. Tahmooressi case weren’t even present at today’s hearing:




‘How dare we!’ At House hearing, Montel Williams blasts failure to secure release of Sgt. Tahmooressi