Decorated Army general suspended without pay for mocking first lady Jill Biden

In President Joe Biden’s U.S. Army, free speech apparently is no longer allowed, especially regarding commentary on the president’s wife.

According to The Daily Wire, a highly decorated, three-star U.S. Army general was suspended last week after he replied to a tweet posted by first lady Jill Biden on the subject of abortion. While his tweet was mocking in tone, it wasn’t vulgar or out of line, though it was apparently enough to get retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky kicked off a lucrative consulting job. 

On June 24, the first lady 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,” referring to the SCOTUS decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.

Hilariously, Volesky replied with, “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is.”

The response was referencing SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing when she was asked what she believed the definition of a woman to be, only to reply that she couldn’t properly respond because she wasn’t a “biologist.”

An “investigation” into Volesky’s witty reply will be launched by the Army, which will ultimately determine if Volesky keeps his $92 per hour consulting job, which was described as having duties of “advising senior military officers, staff and students participating in war games and other military activities.”

His suspension was widely criticized across social media, with many slamming the Army and the Biden administration for severely overreacting.

“Not only did he say nothing wrong, he has a sense of humor. A quality many on the Left, are sorely lacking,” one Twitter user wrote.