In an interesting twist liberal and former television show host, Montel Williams raked President Obama over the coals for his handling of the Sgt. Tahmooressi case.
Jose Diaz-Balart: Montel, you and I have spoken about this. You said that the President was doing something to deal with this. What do you think we need to do in the future?
Montel Williams: Well, you know, I thought he was. But we don’t know. And part of when – at the hearing yesterday what I found out was extremely disturbing. Is here is Jill Tahmooressi. And Jill Tahmooressi has had a son in prison for six months who is ill. No one from the White House has reached out to her to say, “We’re going to do something.” The State Department hasn’t even called her directly to say, “We’re going to do something.” Yet remember, and I’m not going to get into the political argument about this, the political argument about this. Remember, when Bergdahl was let out, the President said he did so because he was in imminent risk of medical danger. Sergeant Tahmooressi’s in the same position. The President should do the same thing. And not trade anybody, just make the call to the president of Mexico.