West News Wire: An Army spokeswoman announced on Saturday that a retired three-star Army general had been removed from his position as an advisor to active-duty officers. His social media account allegedly contained a comment criticising first lady Jill Biden, which led to the suspension.
Retired According to a statement from Army spokeswoman Cynthia O. Smith, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky was suspended from his position as an HQE-SM, or highly qualified expert-senior mentor, by Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, the commanding general of the Combined Arms Center. She did not provide a justification for the suspension, which was indefinitely in effect pending the conclusion of an investigation.
USA Today reported that a Twitter account under Volesky’s name carried a reply to a statement by the first lady following the Supreme Court’s action last month overturning the abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade. “For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies. Today, that right was stolen from us,” Biden said.
The newspaper reported that the tweet under Volesky’s name stated: “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is.” The tweet was later deleted.
“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 had tweeted. In a since-deleted post, Volesky responded, “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is,” according to USA Today.