Army suspends retired three-star general over tweet sent to Jill Biden


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A retired a few-star basic of the U.S. Military has been suspended from a “mentor” posture right after sarcastically congratulating to start with girl Jill Biden for discovering “what a female is.”

The Army confirmed the suspension to Fox Information Saturday and confirmed speculation that the veteran was under inside investigation for mocking Biden.

Fox Information Digital attained out to the U.S. Military for clarification on the issue. A spokesperson for the Army verified that Retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky has been suspended. It also confirmed that he was element of an “inquiry,” but provided no even more facts. 

“Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding normal of the Combined Arms Heart, has suspended retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky from executing obligations as a Hugely Skilled Pro — Senior Mentor pending the outcome of the commander’s inquiry,” the Military told Fox Information.

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Volesky mocked Jill Biden on social media in June, responding to a tweet about the Supreme Court docket overturning Roe v. Wade.

“For practically 50 many years, women have had the right to make our possess conclusions about our bodies. Right now, that ideal was stolen from us,” Jill Biden wrote in the aftermath of the Dobbs circumstance. “And though we may possibly be devastated by this injustice, we will not be silent. We will not sit back again as the development we have by now received slips absent.”

“Glad to see you at last know what a girl is,” Volesky replied.

The tweet has because been deleted.

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles" commander U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky speaks during a color casing ceremony at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 14, 2014.

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles” commander U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky speaks throughout a shade casing ceremony at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 14, 2014.
(REUTERS/Sam Shore/U.S. Army/Handout )

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Volesky is not serving as an energetic member of the armed forces and is a civilian staff.

It is mysterious how lengthy the inquiry will choose, and the Military has not unveiled any added information and facts.


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