Poe Introduces House Resolution Supporting Marine In Mexico
by Ted Poe on June 14, 2014 at 10:54 PM
This week, I introduced H.Res620 calling on the Government of Mexico to immediately release Sgt. Tahmooressi and return him to the United States to allow him to receive care for his PTSD and the President of the United States to do all that he can to secure his release.
On March 31, Mexican authorities arrested 25-year-old U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi at the U.S.-Mexico border. Three firearms, all registered under his name in the United States, were discovered in his car. Two months later, Sgt. Tahmooressi is still in a Mexican jail. It is ironic that this Administration can deal with the Taliban to secure the release of a POW but we will not do the same for a marine imprisoned in Mexico. It is time for the White House to act.