According to reports, the US Army has suspended a retired three-star gen. and Silver Star winner for a sarcastic tweet to the first lady Jill Biden.
After a snarky tweet to Jill Biden, the US Army has suspended retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky from his contract mentoring troops and put him “under investigation,” according to USA Today.
Jill Biden tweeted on June 24, 2022:
“For nearly 50 years, women have had the freedom to make our own healthcare choices. Today, though, that liberty was taken from us. While we may be distressed by this wrong, we will not remain silent. We will not allow the victories we have already achieved to go to waste.”
For almost 50 years, women have had the freedom to make our own healthcare choices.
“Today, our right to choose was taken away from us”.
“While we may be disappointed by this injustice, we will not remain silent. We will not allow the progress we have already obtained to slip away.”
“I’m glad to see that you’ve finally figured out what a woman is,” Volesky shot back.
During her nomination hearing, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was asked by a Republican senator if she could define what a woman is because she is “not a biologist.” This prompted further mocking from Republicans.
The post incited fury among woke veterans and military personnel on Twitter.
According to the report, Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, who frequently communicates with such individuals on Twitter and is director of the Combined Arms Center, temporarily banned Volesky pending the outcome of an investigation.
Senior US military leaders, staff, and students taking part in war simulations have credited Lt. Col. Volesky with being a “senior mentor” to them, according to USA Today.
Meanwhile, the military is considerably more permissive when it comes to current soldiers posting political opinions.
After the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, some troops questioned their enlistment and loyalty to the nation, with some soldiers stating they were “ashamed to wear their uniform.”
“I’m supposed to protect this nation?” a major officer asked.