President Joe Biden received some backlash on Sunday after he appeared to check his watch during the dignified transfer of the 13 American troops killed during an attack in Kabul last week.
According to Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomgberg news, about three dozen relatives were seated in chairs in Biden’s line of sight. One woman could be heard “wailing.”
Toward the end of the event, Biden was caught doing this:
It's true. Joe Biden checked his watch during the dignified transfer of the servicemembers killing in Afghanistan at the airport. You can see him jerk his left hand to pull the watch out from under his sleeve, then look down at it. pic.twitter.com/M3QVzJbTIm
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) August 29, 2021
Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson said that he was “disgusted.”
“God bless these heroes and their loved ones,” he said. “They deserved better.”