During last night’s debate, Mike Pence directly blamed the Obama-Biden administration for failing to save American Kayla Mueller.
Pence said “The reality is that when Joe Biden was vice president, we had an opportunity to save Kayla Mueller.”
He continued “but when Joe Biden was vice president, they hesitated, for a month. And when our armed forces finally went in, it was clear she’d been moved two days earlier. And her family says with a heart that broke the heart of every American that if President Donald Trump had been president, they believe Kayla would be alive today.”
Kamala Harris responded “What happened to her is awful and it should have never happened. And I know Joe feels the same way. And I know that President Obama feels the same way.”
Mike Pence’s shared a video of Kayla Mueller’s parents, Carl and Marsha, who appeared at this year’s RNC convention on his Twitter account.
“We put all our faith in the government,” Carl said “But the government let us down. President Obama refused to meet with us until ISIS had already beheaded other Americans. To this day, we’ve never heard from Joe Biden.”
“For 18 months, she endured, and we endured, an agonizing back-and-forth between us, the Obama administration and ISIS,” Carl continued.
“The military prepared a rescue mission, but the White House delayed it. By the time it went forward, Kayla had been moved to another location,” he added.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) October 7, 2020