A Gold Star mother who lost a son during President Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan two years ago said he compounded her pain when he and first lady Jill Biden lied to her.

The still-grieving mother said Biden made her son’s death at the Kabul airport at the hands of a suicide bomber about his own son Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015 at a Maryland hospital.

The ethically challenged president, serial liar and plagiarist is no stranger to using Beau’s death for sympathy or as political capital.

But the way he described his son’s high-profile death left Cherry Rex shaking, she told lawmakers Monday during a congressional forum about the 13 U.S. service members who were killed when Biden’s inept military leadership put them in harm’s way.

Rex spoke about losing her son, Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola, at Hamid Karzai International Airport.

She recalled meeting the Bidens at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for the dignified transfer ceremony of Merola’s remains shortly after he was killed by a bomb in an environment where all control had been ceded to terrorists and those running from them.


“Myself and the other families of our 13 were waiting for the plane arrival to the United States when Joe Biden, our elected president, entered the room,” Rex said.

“When he approached me,” she said, “his words to me were, ‘My wife, Jill, and I know how you feel. We lost our son as well and brought him home in a flag-draped coffin.’

“My heart started beating faster and I started shaking, knowing that their son died from cancer and they were able to be by his side.”

Rex, who became emotional, said she quickly wondered “how someone could honestly be so heartless to say he knew how I felt a little over 24 hours [after] learning of my son’s death.”

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