Guam National Guard Chief: Our Soldiers Are “Non-Partisan” Despite Marching In Protest On Republican Rep’s Office
Soldiers marched in uniform on office of Marjorie Taylor Greene protesting her inaccurately describing Guam as not part of America. She responded: “The Democrats need to stop using them as political theatre and drama on Capitol Hill.”
The Guam National Guard apparently has soldiers stationed in D.C. as part of the charade that the Capitol remains under some dire threat requiring troops from around the nation to encamp in the nation’s capitol in a show of force for months.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in a CPAC speech mistakenly referred to Guam as not being part of America. In fact, it’s an American territory and its residents are American citizens. To protest against Greene, a Guam Democratic Congressman led some of those troops, in uniform, in a protest march to confront Greene. We covered the story in, Congressman Brings National Guard To Confront Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Guam Status Gaffe:
In a totally inappropriate move, Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas, who is under an ethics investigation, led a group of Guam National Guard in uniform to Greene’s office to confront her. She wasn’t there at the time, but the visual of military-fatigued National Guard engaging in a political protest directed at a Congressman, in the halls of the Capitol no less, was another sign that the military is losing its bearing in the age of Biden.
Here is the video, posted by The Hill:
Guam Rep. Michael F.Q. San Nicolas and members of the Guam National Guard visited the office of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after she falsely called the U.S. territory a foreign land. pic.twitter.com/vssnjCwUuG
— The Hill (@thehill) March 15, 2021
Greene called it a political stunt, which it was: “It’s time for our great men and women of the National Guard to go home and be with their families. The Democrats need to stop using them as political theatre and drama on Capitol Hill. Shame on Democrats for disrespecting our military.”
It’s time for our great men and women of the National Guard to go home and be with their families.
The Democrats need to stop using them as political theatre and drama on Capitol Hill.
Shame on Democrats for disrespecting our military.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene ?? (@mtgreenee) March 16, 2021
Rather than reprimanded these soldiers for protesting in uniform, the Guam National Guard insists it is non-partisan. Military Times reports:
In a statement Tuesday, Maj. Gen. Esther J.C. Aguigui, adjutant general of the Guam National Guard, said the force remains a “non-partisan entity” despite the event.
“We appreciate Congressman San Nicolas’ efforts to represent our culture of Inafa’ Maolek, or bringing harmony, practiced here in Guam,” she said in a statement. “We also thank Congresswoman Greene for ultimately helping raise awareness of Guamanians as citizens of the United States, and our rich tradition of service and sacrifice to our nation.”
Guard officials did not answer questions about who organized the event and whether it constituted using uniformed troops as political props, which is in violation of Defense Department regulations….
Under long-standing Defense Department policy, service members and department civilian employees acting in their official capacity “may not engage in activities that associate the DOD with any partisan political campaign or elections.” That specifically includes appearing in uniform at political campaign events.
I’ll repeat what I said yesterday: I have an idea. How about the military go back to staying out of politics.DONATE
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