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‘My kid’s name resonated in that body’: Steve Nikoui’s first interview after State of the Union outburst

11 March 2024

8:59 AM

11 March 2024

8:59 AM

Steve Nikoui’s son, Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui, was killed alongside twelve other American service-members outside of Abbey Gate at the Kabul Airport during the Biden administration’s hasty exit of Afghanistan in August 2021.

That’s why Nikoui’s outburst, “Do you remember Abbey Gate,” interrupted the president’s State of the Union address on Thursday, roughly fifty-one minutes through the speech.

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