Parents of jailed Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller ask Americans to stand up: ‘We’re mad as hell’

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who gained massive popularity after publically calling out President Joe Biden and his top military leaders over the botched U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan that left 13 U.S. service members dead, is now sitting in a military prison cell. 

According to The Daily Wire, Scheller’s parents, Stu Scheller Sr. and Cathy Scheller, are making the media rounds to raise awareness of their son’s predicament, adding that they’re not even sure exactly what he’s been charged with or why he’s sitting in a military brig.

“Probably a week or two ago, or maybe it was a week ago, they put him under a gag order. They took away his right to post, to talk on social media, to email, to text,” the father said.

That was considered the primary possibility as to why the U.S. Marine officer was arrested, as he uploaded another post after the gag order was issued, and even hinted that he was prepared to be taken into custody.

Stu Scheller said: “And he knew this weekend, when he posted again and he broke his silence, that they were probably going to arrest him on Monday. So, he is a very intelligent man. He understands what’s going to happen to him.”

Lt. Col. Scheller’s parents appear to have zero intention of backing down from drawing attention to their son’s imprisonment, as during a recent interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, they urged Americans to stand up for their son.

“We’re mad, we’re mad as hell. And I’m asking the American people to find your voice. Stand up, demand accountability of your Congresspeople. Ask for Lieutenant Scheller to be freed,” Stu Scheller said.

It appears as if they got their wish, as the Daily Mail revealed in a bombshell update that Lt. Col. Scheller is set to be freed from military prison on Tuesday.

It isn’t yet clear why he was being released, however, it was suggested that his lawyers reached an agreement with U.S. Marine Corps prosecutors. The public outcry likely played a role in his release as well.