The Army’s former chief spokesperson, retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, was suspended from his position and placed under investigation for a sarcastic tweet directed at first lady Jill Biden.
Roe v. Wade’s reversal by the Supreme Court deprived women of their rights, as stated by Biden in a tweet.
“For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies. Today, that right was stolen from us,” tweeted Biden on June 24.
For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies.
Today, that right was stolen from us.
And while we may be devastated by this injustice, we will not be silent. We will not sit back as the progress we have already won slips away.
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) June 24, 2022
Axios said that Volesky answered, “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is,”
It looks that he has subsequently removed his tweet.
During Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn and Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson exchanged words.
“Can you provide a definition for the word ’woman’?” Blackburn asked her.
Jackson stated she was unable to.
“Not in this context. I’m not a biologist,” she said.
Previously in charge of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, commander of the Combined Arms Center, suspended Volesky.
Although Volesky is retired, he has a contract to serve as a senior mentor to active-duty officers.
According to USA Today, his remark to Biden is being regarded as a breach of etiquette.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
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.