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US general suspended over snarky tweet

A retired three-star Army general was suspended from his ‘senior mentor’ job for apparently mocking US first lady Jill Biden

The US Army’s former top spokesman, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, has been relieved of his duties as an adviser to active-duty officers amid a probe into his controversial response to Jill Biden’s claim that the rights of American women had been stolen by the Supreme Court.

“For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies. Today, that right was stolen from us,” Jill Biden tweeted on June 24, following the Supreme Court’s move to overturn the abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade.

“Glad to see you finally know what a woman is,” Volesky reportedly replied in a now-deleted tweet.


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

The Army did not reveal the exact reason for the inquiry. However, according to USA Today, which was first to report the incident, Volesky’s statement might be considered a breach of decorum for a retired military officer who was still on a $92-an-hour contract consulting the Pentagon.

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from RT – Daily news


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