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-- more on this -- breaking developments in the efforts to free a US marine veteran.
A -- -- Iraq and Afghanistan.
Who is pictured right here chain to a bed in a notorious Mexican prison.
Now we've got word that a bipartisan group of 69 lawmakers.
This group is led by Florida Republican congresswoman Ileana Ross -- and -- the family says has been.
The most helpful person to them.
In all of this so in this letter.
They are urging the Obama administration to exhaust all diplomatic options to try to get this young man 27 -- -- I believe John hammer.
Back home in time for Christmas his parents were here live on America's Newsroom yesterday.
He didn't cross the border.
He went to the border and he filed paperwork on the US side.
And then he he -- -- -- to proceed.
And he went to the Mexican checkpoint and asked them what he needed to do here's my paperwork.
So for asking what you need to do he's in prison in and we need our State Department.
And to be as aggressive as -- has been.
For his for his safety is theirs is has been defending their judicial system which has has just been a sham of this.
Suzanne a pretty reasonable requests -- questions -- -- getting anywhere.
With all of this fox news's Bill O'Reilly has been following this story from the very beginning he is of course the host of the O'Reilly Factor.
And the author of the book killing Kennedy bill good morning very mart and Sony did -- this letter is that encouraging.
Where the others -- everybody in congress signed a letter.
You know 69 of them side aware -- the others there hands sprained.
I mean this is really really as I said last factor a disgusting.
Story a lot of different levels.
Number one the president of the United States should have made -- public statement saying this is unacceptable.
Where is President Obama -- enough time to do that.
As I said last night in the talking points memo Abraham Lincoln did that every week.
Abraham Lincoln the middle of civil war when things are going bad for the north still took time to right wrongs done an individual basis.
Obama can't do that with secretary of state Clinton -- -- unconscious or something where issue.
All right see these people can rally public opinion.
And make the Mexican government act Obama and Clinton could do that.
But so far in the public they have -- now behind the scenes maybe could be.
Possible but then Jay Carney told Ed Henry our White House guy all I don't know anything about.
Yeah we do which was very hot I mean I guess you think.
One would hope that the answer that question is -- there's all kinds of things going on behind the scenes but but the family doesn't seem to it to believe that today.
Well ever heard me think yeah.
I -- -- president to call them like look here's a travesty of this blitzes get right down to it okay and and I'm talking to Obama supporters right now.
To people who love the man.
We have a combat veteran here Iraq.
Are -- it comes back to the United States with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Goes through a nine month program.
Want to take a vacation coast Rica.
Wants to bring an anti gun given to -- -- down by his grandfather that was a mistake you don't take anything it to Mexico aren't Mexico's corrupt nation.
Passing through Mexico to get out -- coast -- Check -- with the US border authorities -- Brownsville they say five years of paperwork walking across the Matamoros.
They'll -- it for you and you can go Matamoros he's the paperwork.
-- -- Then looks at the guy he's the -- arrest the -- why did they do that because they wanted to extort money from his family.
That's what they do in Mexico.
It's so cold -- contrary.
Yeah I mean you clearly see he should about that the got an -- now -- shouldn't -- apparently by the -- fraction given you know what.
As his dad points out what's going on -- saying -- it -- it all kinds of you know tweets and emails about the people say well we should withhold.
Aid to Mexico -- evident to everybody that third.
Million this year alone.
All right so all President Obama had to say I wouldn't say it publicly about war and to this new guy -- show the new president.
Behind the scenes is look I want this guy out by Friday.
All right and that will make -- zero.
President president -- mediate -- you release -- you have a good guy if he's not out by Friday.
There's going to be a slowdown in the money coming over.
-- -- got a really bad the Mexican side -- that they're trying to crack down on corruption in their jail system.
And they don't want to be seen as releasing somebody before they go through the process that the president steps in and releases him.
The people will have an outcry -- all of this judge -- -- fair this is corrupt of course this American gets to go out you know my brother my cousin is is being held.
It illegally hour with no charges and he should be -- as well.
But they're president served in -- -- then I'll I'll I'll take a look at that.
This is such BS I can't even stand it I don't care what -- day.
This -- unjustly imprisoned we all know it.
He didn't try to smuggle in anything -- try to do what the right way this is corruption and -- Mexico continues they have to be punished.
-- the console the consulate says that they've been in touch with -- that they're making sure he's OK they say they released him from that.
Restraining device -- Internet -- around his ankle are.
Hit since bought it done is bogus charge is that December.
I don't care that State Department or the Mexican officials have been in touch with -- -- -- -- out decrypt this is Tuesday.
This is this is so outrageous.
It is it off.
The have you gotten any feedback from the white house on the -- now.
There -- gonna give me any feedback because I expect that he's going to be released.
Because if he -- -- I'm called for a national boycott of Mexico no one goal and the airlines stopped flying there.
That's what should happen -- all get behind that and will organize it like we did with France a decade ago when they supported Saddam Hussein.
And I haven't blaming Mexico will -- well.
Because a lot of Americans feel the way I do that this cannot stand but I'm more upset about.
Secretary Clinton and President Obama if they're going to be punches pilot and wash their hands here.
They're gonna have a problem with me.
Because the current president is the commander in chief here's what -- your guy.
Get him out you let the power to get him out mr.
Obama get him out.
His family is obviously very worried about -- as you say has posttraumatic stress disorder.
And you've been to -- program -- to try to take some time off so.
We hope that they hear your please -- gonna you gonna stay on it.
As ferociously as she always -- Edwards down -- here's while they can -- regulator I.
Sometimes a public pressure makes a difference -- if that's the case in this case generally.
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