What a great Christmas gift for Hammar, his family, and all Americans!
Below, via Gateway Pundit, is video of Bill O’Reilly slamming most of the liberal media for doing nothing to help secure the release of Jon Hammar:
BREAKING: Fox News is just now reporting that the mother of U.S. Marine Jon Hammar is being released from a Mexican Prison and headed home!!! Kudos to Fox News, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and many others who took up Hammar’s cause and brought pressure to bear to get him home! Developing. . .
Finally!Great news—> “MARINE IMPRISONED IN MEXICO ON GUN CHARGE TO BE RELEASED TODAY, FOX NEWS CONFIRMS” nation.foxnews.com/jon-hammar/201…— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) December 21, 2012
Report: Jon Hammar to be released fb.me/2k5IejXME— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) December 21, 2012
Jon Hammar, the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico on a gun charge, will be released today, Fox News confirms.— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) December 21, 2012
O’Reilly asks why Barack Obama has not secured the release of U.S. Marine Jon Hammar, held in a Mexican Prison:
O’Reilly asks Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson why Obama is not acting to free Hammar:
Last night, Bill O’Reilly continued to highlight the plight of U.S. Marine Jon Hammar, who is being held in a Mexican Prison for no reason. O’Reilly asked why President Barack Obama has not secured the release of Hammar, a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Hammar has been in a Mexican Prison since August, chained to his bed for a good portion of that time.
O’Reilly asked Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson why Obama has not acted to free Hammar. Nelson was obviously uncomfortable with the question, and had no real answer, other than at one point saying Obama was very busy as President with other things. To his credit, Nelson has been working to secure the release of Hammar.
Today, O’Reilly called on Mexico to release Hammar by Christmas, or he said he will lead a national boycott against Mexico, calling on airlines not to fly there and Americans not to patronize Mexico.
With the pressure O’Reilly is putting on Obama and Mexico, let’s hope something happens before Christmas to bring about his release.
Here is video of Bill O’Reilly’s talking points tonight where he kept talking about the plight of U.S. Marine Jon Hammar, who is in a Mexican Prison on trumped up charges. O’Reilly said Mexico is “insulting every single American Citizen” with their treatment of Hammar. O’Reilly is calling on Mexico to release him immediately, and calling on U.S. Leaders to act on his behalf to free him.
This is a travesty, and President Barack Obama should personally do something about it.
Former U.S. Marine Jon Hammar is being held in a Mexican Prison, chained to his bed, while demands are made of his family to pay money to keep him safe. Hammar was jailed after he entered Mexico with an antique firearm that he had declared and been told he could enter the country with in his possession. But upon entry, he was jailed. This was last August. August! Where is President Obama in this? Hopefully, pressure that is finally building in some media circles in reporting this story will force his hand to do something about it. Let’s hope and pray he is home by Christmas.
Sign the petition on the White House website urging President Obama to “bring John Hammar home.”
Below is Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson speaking on the Senate Floor yesterday about Jon Hammar’s captivity. He called on Mexico to release Hammar:
UPDATE: Here’s a CBS News report on Hammar that aired this morning: