In a Veterans Day interview, actor Jon Voight slammed President Obama for saying nothing about the release of retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison, but lauded the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban terrorists. Voight called President Obama’s views “totally distorted.”
Tahmooressi returned home to Florida earlier this month after spending 214 days in captivity.
Speaking with The Washington Times this week, Voight told the paper that the retired Marine’s incarceration “was a total lie,” he said. “He was totally innocent. President Obama has released known terrorist murderers in a trade for an American soldier who was believed to be a deserter,” Voight continued, referring to Bergdahl’s release.
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Although the investigation into why Bergdahl deserted his unit was completed last month, the findings have yet to be released.
Voight also sharply criticized the President for his immigration policy, including taking unilateral action on amnesty.
“He wants to legalize all the illegal Mexicans, and every other illegal immigrant from other countries as well. Why? For their vote, for the 2016 election, for the Democrats. It will make no difference on the billions of dollars it will cost the American taxpayers. It made no difference on the latest illegals he let come across the borders a few months ago. Children, unaccompanied by their parents, carrying all kind of illnesses, assimilating them into our society and our schools.
“Obama had nothing to say for Sgt. Tahmooressi, who endured this unthinkable torture. He made no attempt to free him. Not one word was said in his defense. Obama’s view of what is right and wrong is totally distorted. There should be total outrage for his policies he will put into action. He must be stopped. Every freedom loving American should voice their outrage against his executive privilege.”
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reaffirmed President Obama’s commitment to taking executive action on amnesty in an interview Tuesday on Fusion TV’s “America with Jorge Ramos.” Earnest said, “The President made a promise in the fall that if Congress didn’t act that the President himself would take executive action to try to solve the problems of our broken immigration system before the end of the year.”
“The President is going to keep that promise and is going to make that announcement before the end of the year. And it reflects a disappointment on part of the President.”