Army suspends retired three-star general over tweet sent to Jill Biden
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A retired US Army three-star general has been suspended from his ‘mentor’ post after he sarcastically praised first lady Jill Biden for learning ‘what a woman is’.
The Army confirmed the suspension to Fox News on Saturday and backed up speculation that the veteran was under internal investigation for mocking Biden.
Fox News Digital has contacted the US military for clarification on the matter. An Army spokesman confirmed that retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky had been suspended. He also confirmed he was part of an « investigation », but provided no further details.
« Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center, has suspended retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky from his duties as Highly Qualified Expert – Senior Mentor pending the outcome of the Commandant’s investigation, » it said. the military told Fox News. .
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Volesky poked fun at Jill Biden on social media in June, responding to a tweet about the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
« For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make their own decisions about their bodies. Today, that right has been stolen from us, » Jill Biden wrote the day after the Dobbs case. « And while we are devastated by this injustice, we will not remain silent. We will not sit idly by as the progress we have already made recedes. »
« Glad to see you finally know what a woman is, » Volesky replied.
The tweet has since been deleted.
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Volesky is not an active member of the military and is a civilian employee.
It’s unclear how long the investigation will last, and the military has not released any additional information.