US army suspends retired general from mentor post over tweet at Jill Biden
- A former three-star general in the United States Army has been suspended from his post as a 'mentor'
- The move comes after he tweeted something seemingly insulting at Jill Biden
- Volesky is a civilian employee, not an active member of the military
A former three-star general in the United States Army has been suspended from his post as a "mentor" after sarcastically complimenting first lady Jill Biden on understanding "what a woman is."
The Army acknowledged the suspension on Saturday, confirming rumours that the veteran was being investigated for ridiculing Biden, reported Fox News.
Fox News Digital reached out to the United States Army for comment. Retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky has been suspended, according to an Army official. It also verified that he was the subject of an "inquiry," but provided no other information.
"Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general of the Combined Arms Center, has suspended retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky from performing duties as a Highly Qualified Expert — Senior Mentor pending the outcome of the commander’s inquiry," the Army said, according to Fox News.
In response to a message about the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Volesky supposedly insulted Jill Biden on social media in June.
"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 wrote in the wake of the Dobbs case. "And while we may be devastated by this injustice, we will not be silent. We will not sit back as the progress we have already won slips away."
"Glad to see you finally know what a woman is," Volesky had responded.
The tweet was later removed.
Volesky is a civilian employee, not an active member of the military.
The length of the investigation is uncertain, and the Army has not given any new information.