Gold Star Dad Arrested at State of the Union Address for Demanding Biden Remember Son Who Died in Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

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A gold star father whose son died in the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan was arrested at the State of the Union address on Thursday night for interrupting to demand the president remember his fallen son.

“Steve Nikoui, father of LCpl. Kareem Nikoui, who was killed in Afghanistan during Biden’s disastrous withdrawal, has been ARRESTED for heckling Biden’s State of the Union Address,” announced Town Hall on X.

Nikoui had been heard shouting “Marines!” as Biden spoke about foreign policy.

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) reportedly invited Nikoui as his guest.

“I am honored to have Steve Nikoui as my guest to #SOTU. He is the father of LCpl. Kareem Nikoui, who was KIA due to Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. [Biden] may try to turn the page on Afghanistan after his incompetence cost American lives, but NOT ON MY WATCH,” Mast wrote on X.

News of the arrest sparked outcry on social media.

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