“Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general of the Combined Arms Center, has suspended retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky from performing duties as a Highly Qualified Expert”
The U.S. Army has suspended a long-serving general from a mentor position for offering a snarky reply to a tweet from First Lady Jill Biden on the subject of abortion.
Maybe this is part of the reason for the military’s current recruitment problem.
Army suspends general after tweet appearing to mock Jill Biden
The Army has suspended a three-star general’s contract and placed him under investigation after he posted a tweet that appeared to mock first lady Jill Biden, USA Today reports.
The big picture: Retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, the Army’s former top spokesman, responded to a tweet from Biden that said the rights of women had been stolen in the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
- “For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies. Today, that right was stolen from us,” Biden tweeted.
- “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is,” Volesky said.
Axios goes on to mention that Volesky had previously replied to a tweet from Rep. Liz Cheney about the January 6th Committee, criticizing it for being all about partisan politics. One has to wonder if that’s playing a role here.
FOX News has a response from the Army:
The Army confirmed the suspension to Fox News Saturday and confirmed speculation that the veteran was under internal investigation for mocking Biden.
Fox News Digital reached out to the U.S. Army for clarification on the matter. A spokesperson for the Army confirmed that Retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky has been suspended. It also confirmed that he was part of an “inquiry,” but provided no further details.
“Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general of the Combined Arms Center, has suspended retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky from performing duties as a Highly Qualified Expert — Senior Mentor pending the outcome of the commander’s inquiry,” the Army told Fox News.
I’ll leave you with this hilarious response from Judge Jeanine Pirro of FOX News:
So a three-star who repeatedly risked his life for us gets punished for a comment protected by the First Amendment? If Jill and company are so sensitive, find a safe space with other birthing people https://t.co/p7JBmu3Y1j
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) July 10, 2022
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