Army suspends retired general after his Twitter reply to Jill Biden

Fox News reports that the U.S. Army has suspended a retired three-star general from a “mentor” position for a tweet that he posted responding to a statement made by First Lady Jill Biden. 

The retired general is Gary Volesky.


A little over two weeks ago, Jill Biden, like so many on the left, took to social media to condemn the U.S. Supreme Court for “stealing” a woman’s right to have an abortion.

“For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies,” Biden wrote. “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.”

The First Lady, here, was responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. There, the justices overturned the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade.

Contrary to what Biden and others say, the court merely returned the issue of whether abortion ought to be legal to the people and their state legislatures. Abortion has been and will remain legal in some 20 states.

This tweet, though, from the First Lady is at the heart of Volesky’s suspension.

Volesky’s reply

Volesky responded to Biden’s tweet with a cutting one-liner. “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

It is likely that, here, Volesky was referring to the fact that many leftists, as part of their LGBTQ agenda, have given up on the biological definition of a woman. The newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson, for example, refused to define “woman” when asked to do so during her Senate confirmation hearing.

Either way, this was enough to get Volesky suspended, and, apparently, he is also being investigated.

“Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general of the Combined Arms Center, has suspended retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky from performing duties as a Highly Qualified Expert — Senior Mentor pending the outcome of the commander’s inquiry,” an Army spokesperson revealed.

Volesky had been acting in an advisory role for the Army as a civilian mentor for active-duty officers. It is unclear how long the suspension will last.

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