The heartsick mother of a United States Marine who has been locked away in a Mexican jail for two months on weapons charges says she is stunned that Washington lawmakers have not been able to free her son.
"I thought we had a very friendly relationship with Mexico, were allies,'' Jill Tahmooressi, the mother of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"I thought that we worked cooperatively, but there has not seemed to be any cooperation really from either side.''
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Several lawmakers have petitioned for Tahmooressi's release, but to no avail. He has a court appearance scheduled for June 4, according to CNN.
"I have to wonder why it is that we have such little power and influence. I thought we were America the superpower, and Andrew is still a Marine. He's under contract, inactive reserve until August 2016,'' his mother told Malzberg.
"So in the beginning, I was just hopeful that the United States Marine Corps, the organization itself, would rally and influence to get their Marine back because he has to be ready for combat duty.''
Secretary of State John Kerry has recently reached out to the Mexican government.
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