Gold Star father Steve Nikoui says charges for shouting during Biden SOTU haven’t been dropped

The Gold Star father who was arrested after shouting at President Biden while he was delivering the State of the Union address earlier this month told Fox News on Tuesday that the charges against him have not been dropped.

Steve Nikoui said he was “not very much” surprised that the Biden administration hadn’t intervened on his behalf following the incident on March 7.

“No charges have been dropped,” Nikoui told Fox News outside a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the president’s chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

U.S. Capitol Police told Fox News on Tuesday that the charges leveled against Nikoui are being handledby the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia — which is under the direct supervision of Attorney General Merrick Garland.

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Steve Nikoui speaks Tuesday to FOX News Channel Congressional correspondent Aishah Hasnie outside a house hearing on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Fox News)

Nikoui, 51, is the father of a U.S. Marine who was killed during that botched withdrawal in 2021.

Nikoui was escorted out of the House Galleries during Biden’sState of the Union speech after he stood up and began yelling “Abbey Gate” repeatedly.

The heckling was a reference to an attack at the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan that occurred during the military’s withdrawal from the country.

GOLD STAR FATHER STEVE NIKOUI ARRESTED AFTER HECKLING BIDEN AT SOTU ADDRESS

Nikoui shouts as President Biden speaks during a State of the Union address on March 7. (Shawn Thew/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The surprise attack killed 13 U.S. service members and injured at least 170 civilians — including Nikoui’s son, Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui.

Nikoui was confronted by security during his outburst, who demanded he stop. He refused and continued shouting.

House Foreign Affairs Chair Michael McCaul has called for charges against Nikoui to be dropped.

He was removed from the House Galleries and arrested by Capitol Police on the misdemeanor charge of crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

Fox News’ Aishah Hasnie, Chad Pergram and Timothy H.J. Nerozzi contributed to this report.

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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