Congressman: Freed Marine Is 'Amazing American,' Testament to Power of Hope
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), who fought so hard to get Amir Hekmati freed from an Iranian prison, went "On The Record" tonight to discuss his meeting with the former Marine and Hekmati's emotional reunion with his sister and brother-in-law.
Kildee declared that Hekmati is an "amazing American" and said that his story is a testament to anybody who ever thinks that all hope is lost.
"If anybody could have justified having that sense about him, it would be Amir, in an Iranian prison with a death sentence and no way for us to talk to anybody there," Kildee said. "Four-and-a-half years later, he walks out, not just a free man but a kind, thoughtful, articulate young man who we can all be very proud of."
"That gives hope to anybody who ever thinks that all hope is lost."
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