Retired Lt. Gen. Suspended For Mocking First Lady…

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(TheConservativeNews.org) – Retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, the Army’s former top spokesman, was suspended from his contract and placed under investigation over a mocking tweet in response to first lady Jill Biden.

Biden had tweeted that women’s rights had been taken away by the Supreme Court’s overturning of 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 on June 24.

An account under Volesky’s name replied: “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is.” Some on the platform interpreted the remark as a verbal potshot at the Biden White House’s support for the transgender community.

On Saturday, an army spokesperson said the commander of the military branch’s combined arms center, Lt Gen Theodore Martin, had suspended Volesky from his consultancy pending an investigation into whether the tweet in question violated decorum rules for retired officers.

Before retiring in 2020, Volesky was in charge of US ground forces in Iraq and headed the army’s famed 101st Airborne Division, which is perhaps best known for being at the tip of the spear during the invasion of Normandy in the second world war.

He earned the silver star – the US military’s third-highest honor for valor – for his actions in 2004 after his battalion came under attack in an area of greater Baghdad. The ensuing 80-day battle left eight soldiers killed and 50 others wounded.

Volesky, who served in Afghanistan as well, was also the army’s public affairs chief during his 36-year career with the military branch.

Volesky has not shied away from the political arena in the past.

When Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming announced that she would be on the Jan. 6 House committee and that her “oath to the Constitution must be above partisan politics,” Volensky commented on the situation.

“This is all about partisan politics,” he tweeted.

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