U.S. Marine veteran Jon Hammar has been locked in a Mexican prison since August for carrying an antique gun over the border. Now, a bipartisan group of 69 lawmakers has sent a letter urging the Obama administration to exhaust their diplomatic options to try to get Hammar home in time for Christmas.
Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has been following the story from the beginning and is passionately invested in seeing Hammar come home. O’Reilly reacted to the letter from Congress and questioned why only 69 lawmakers signed it. He asked, “Where are the others? Are their hands sprained?”
O’Reilly’s harsher words came for President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He argued that the president should have made a public statement calling this situation unacceptable. “Where is President Obama? He doesn’t have time to do that?,” O’Reilly asked.
“If they are going to be Pontius Pilate and wash their hands here, they are going to have a problem with me because the president is the commander in chief. Here’s one of your guys – get him out! You have the power to get him out, Mr. Obama. Get him out!”
O’Reilly threatened to call for a boycott of Mexico should Hammar not be released, saying, “I expect that he’s going to be released because if he isn’t, I’m calling for a national boycott of Mexico – no one goes and the airlines stop flying there. That’s what should happen.”