Gold Star Parent Interrupts Biden’s SOTU with Shout of “United States Marines!”

Now we know who interrupted Joe Biden’s State of the Union address: A Gold Star parent who lost a son in Afghanistan.

That Gold Star parent’s story is indeed a tragic one. He took offense at a particularly painful passage during Joe Biden’s angry and partisan State of the Union Address.

“Freedom to be safe and America’s safer today than when I took office,” Biden said. “Year before I took office, murder rates went up 30%. 30%. They went up. The biggest increase in history. It was then through my American rescue plan, which every American voted against … are mad at. We made the largest investment in public safety ever. Last year, the murder rates saw the stop decrease in history. Violent crime fell to one of us lowest levels of more than 50 years. But we have more to do.”

During Biden’s boasting about the alleged decrease in violent crime, a distraught man yelled “United States Marines!” and “Abbey Gate!”

That man was Steve Nikoui, a Gold Star parent invited to the State of the Union. He was a guest of Florida Congressman Brian Mast.

“The man screaming at Biden during his speech was Steve Nikoui, whose son, Kareem Nikoui, was killed during Biden’s DISASTROUS Afghanistan withdrawal Steve was screaming things like ‘UNITED STATES MARINES’ and ‘ABBEY GATE!’ If there’s anything I’d ask you to do tonight, it’s pray for the Nikoui family, and demand they receive justice for Kareem,” Nick Sortor reported.

Steve Nikoui’s sad story was told to Americans after President Biden’s disastrous Afghan withdrawal.

“Steve Nikoui had been glued to TV reports on Thursday, desperate for hints his son, Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui, survived the deadly airport suicide bombing in Afghanistan when three Marines arrived at his door with the worst news possible,” Reuters reported in August 2021.

“The 20-year-old Marine, who the previous day had sent home a video of himself giving candy to Afghan children, was among 13 U.S. service members killed in the bombing,” the story continued. “Others included an expectant father from Wyoming, the son of a California police officer and a medic from Ohio.”

“He was born the same year it started, and ended his life with the end of this war,” Nikoui said.

Rep. Brian Mast provided a rationale for inviting Nikoui to the State of the Union Address.

“Joe Biden has been trying to turn the page on Afghanistan after his incompetence cost American lives, but not on my watch,” Rep. Mast said.  “For the last three years, Joe Biden has done nothing but tried to deflect blame as terrorists have taken hold of Afghanistan, repressed women, and killed those who supported America.  I will continue to call out President Biden to remind him of the damage he has done to national security and American families.”

Mast, an Army veteran, provided more context for Biden’s Afghan War pullout.

One of those servicemembers was Kareem Nikoui. And much like Laken Riley, Joe Biden was not able to ‘say his name.’

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