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:
Josh Earnest was asked why POTUS hasn't made a phone call on Tahmooressi case. Earnest said it is being handled through State Dept. channels
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) October 1, 2014
Apparently the State Department would better know if Obama plans to call the president of Mexico than Obama’s own spokesman.
Question to WH: Is this WH concerned about Sgt. Tahmooressi being in a Mexican prison w/ PTSD. WH: Ask the State Dept. about that guy
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) October 1, 2014
@KatiePavlich if only he was being denied birth control would the WH be showing any interest
— Dave Rushford (@yooperdave79) October 1, 2014
Weird from Admin. that likes to spike the football
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 1, 2014
— Conservative Soul (@JuettC) October 1, 2014
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: