Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi freed from Mexican jail, returns to US
By William La Jeunesse, Dan Gallo
Published November 01, 2014
After 214 days in a Mexican prison, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi returned home to Florida Saturday, having been freed Friday night after a strong diplomatic push appeared to help convince a judge to release the former Marine on humanitarian grounds.
After reviewing the ruling, Tahmooressi family spokesman Jonathan Franks said the judge acted on a recommendation from the PGR, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office. In that motion, the prosecutor “essentially withdrew the charges,” Franks said. Moments later, the trial judge issued an acquittal in Andrew’s case, calling for an “immediate and absolute release.”
Franks said the private plane carrying Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, his mother and supporters — including former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson — landed at a South Florida airport about 6 a.m. Tahmooressi was freed Friday night and reunited with his mother, Jill, and then boarded the flight to Florida in San Diego.
“The totality of diplomacy, the judicial process, the legal strategy and the importance of the American-Mexican relationship resulted in Andrew’s release,” Richardson said. “And now we have this great outcome. Andrew’s coming home.”
“Great outcome” — sure it is! [sarcasm]
Richardson: “The Mexican government…the judicial process worked.” “I think the process upholded after 8 months.”
Sure he said he worked with “some Republican congressman, and Montel Williams” because they are the ones who cared about it. Spinning that as some “bipartisan effort is a stretch. Obama paid about no attention to it. He was busy scheming an amnesty plan.
If it was just a judge’s decision anyway, and he says that judicial process worked, how much influence did he have? So which is it? He supplied the plane, big deal.
Four days before election, gee, you think that had anything to do with it? They dragged us through the mud for eight months. The “judicial process worked”? How come the judicial process isn’t working here on illegals streaming from Mexico? Seems to me there was not much “judicial” about it. And Obama cared more about Bergdahl than Tahmooressi.