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White House Passes Buck to State Department on Jailed Marine

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 10:08 PM

The White House has acknowledged that it is passing responsibility for the case of a Marine jailed in Mexico to the State Department, Fox News reports.

Despite requests from the family of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and others, Obama has not placed a call to Mexican leaders, reports Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File." Instead, the White House said, the State Department will be handling the situation.

During a House hearing Wednesday, Republicans were furious that Obama hasn't personally stepped in.

"That's a low bar to set for the commander-in-chief . . . that should go to hell and back for one of their men or women," Rep. Duncan Hunter of California said.

"Mr. President: We have a man down. Pick up the phone and do your job, " Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida added.

Tahmooressi says he made a wrong turn on March 31, accidentally came to the Mexican border near Tijuana, and was unable to turn around. He said he told Mexican border agents he had three legally owned guns in his vehicle and just wanted to turn around and re-enter the United States.

The Iraq War veteran, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, has been jailed ever since.

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