Retired Army General Gets in Trouble for Tweet to Jill Biden – Opinion

Jill Biden was trending Twitter Saturday because of Hunter’s text message to her.

It’s because once again, we seem to have one of those situations where there are two sets of rules — in this case, if you come up on the wrong side of the Bidens, it’s not going to end well for you.

The Army has suspended a retired three-star general, Gary Volesky — a man who earned the silver star for valor while serving in Iraq–while it conducts an investigation. The Army was paying him $92 per hour to advise active-duty military officers.

Is there something he did to deserve a suspension or an investigation? Jill Biden tweeted his response.

“For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies,” Jill said. “Today, that right was stolen from us.”

Of course that was false. After the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution did not allow for such a right, it sent the matter back to the States so Americans could have a vote. But talking about norms–this was Jill Biden, whose husband was supposed to be upholding the constitutional order, attacking the Supreme Court.

Volesky responded to the tweet, “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is.” Hardly the most scandalous thing in the world and certainly funny, as well as on target.

But they suspended him over that, and are now investigating if it “violated decorum rules for retired officers.”

Now, I have some questions.

If this is somehow offensive for wading into politics, I’d like to know how they characterize this attack from the Department of Defense under Joe Biden against Tucker Carlson?

They also had people in uniform from official accounts going after Tucker Carlson because he raised a question about Joe Biden’s focus being “maternity flight suits and updating requirements for hairstyles.” That was seemingly no problem of decorum.

So, it’s proper to talk about smiting a Fox host and all the remarks on diversity are just fine, but a light remark about Joe Biden’s wife isn’t?

Please don’t pretend that you’re not being involved in politics–when you’re hip-deep in it and spreading it thick.

It was directed at Jill Biden. Volesky also showed that he could have wrong political views. If Volesky’s comment had been suitably leftist and directed at Tucker Carlson or a Republican politician, we know it would have been no problem. That’s an issue with our military now, which isn’t supposed to be politicized. But we can see it in real-time as it’s happening.

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