The Army has suspended a three-star general’s contract and placed him under investigation after he posted a tweet that appeared to mock first lady Jill Biden, USA Today reports.
The big picture: Retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, the Army’s former top spokesman, responded to a tweet from Biden that said the rights of women had been stolen in the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 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 tweeted.
* “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is,” Volesky said.
Details: Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, commander of the Combined Arms Center, suspended Volesky while the investigation is underway, Cynthia Smith, an Army spokesperson, told USA Today.
* Volesky, who was in charge of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, had signed a contract after he retired to advise active-duty officers as a senior mentor.
Between the lines: Volesky’s response is a breach of decorum for a retired military officer, USA Today writes….
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