Why would he do such a thing?
After sarcastically congratulating First Lady Jill Biden on Twitter, a retired three-star General of The U.S. Army was suspended from his role as a mentor.
The veteran — retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky — tweeted a response to a post by Jill Biden, offering his approval that she finally knows “what a woman is.”
According to a report by Fox News published on Saturday (July 9), the Army confirmed that Volesky had been suspended and is currently under internal inquiry for mocking Jill Biden.
The report emerged after Fox News reached out to the Army to clarify the matter. A spokesperson for the Army confirmed Volesky’s suspension and that the retired Lt. Gen. was also facing an internal investigation.
In their statement, the Army said, “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.”
The suspension and inquiry follow a tweet Volesky published in June in response to a post by First Lady Jill Biden about the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.
On June 24, after the ruling was made public, Biden tweeted, “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.”
The tweet has since garnered over 7,000 replies, one of them being Volesky’s since deleted response which read, “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is.”