Retired General Suspended Over Reply to Jill Biden

    Photo: AP [via Military Times]

    The Facts

    • Retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky has been suspended from his current Army contract mentorship position pending the results of an investigation into whether a tweet directed at First Lady Jill Biden violated decorum rules for retired officers.

    • Volesky's tweet came in response to Biden's June 24 tweet regarding the impact of the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on women. Volesky replied "Glad to see you finally know what a woman is." The tweet has since been deleted.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    This is just the latest example of the Left persecuting political opponents and those who don't share their "woke" worldview. Even something as innocuous as a sarcastic tweet can cost even a decorated general his livelihood in the toxic political environment that has been created in the country.

    Left narrative

    US military personnel are held to a high standard and decorum rules exist for a reason. Freedom of speech exists for all, however, the Army has a right to investigate someone who has assumed the role of contractor, especially if there are inappropriate tweets aimed toward women.

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