Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to defend himself for phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart, as documented in a new book (“Peril”). While Republicans are asking about what he said, they are focused on the wrong questions. What’s more, they seem to have forgotten about a while back when another high profile politician made calls to a foreign adversary, and they simply excused those calls. The hypocrisy is blatantly obvious.
Okay, leave it to me to point out the massive hypocrisy in the Republican party. So now Republicans are calling for an investigation or the resignation of General Mark Milley. Why? Because of a book. Okay. Let’s go and get some background here. According to the new narrative now, and the new boogeyman is General Mark Milley, and Republicans are saying that somehow he committed treason. Donald Trump even echoed this sentiment himself. This is happening because of a new book called Peril authored by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
The authors describe General Milley’s increasing alarm about Donald Trump’s mental stability. And so the general communicated with his counterpart in China to make sure that China knew everything was okay.
He needs to be investigated for this, if it’s true. If it’s true, it still does not violate some constitutional order.
But according to Republicans, this is so massive, that a warrant, a massive congressional investigation, or the resignation of a long time trusted military guy.
Now here’s the thing. I’m not a war guy. I’m anti-war, but I have to bring to your attention how ridiculous this notion is being launched by Republicans.
Now, remember, this was about nuclear attack. General Milley, according to the book, wanted to make sure that Donald Trump did not utilize the pretext of a nuclear attack in order to remain in office, which by the way, would have been unconstitutional and illegal.
I don’t think we’re asking the right question.
Why in the hell did General Milley even believe that Trump would do something like this? Did he hear about it from somebody that somebody actually put this on the table? Was it part of a conversation somewhere?
This is a strange thing to be concerned about from an American president.
That is the question that I have. Where did it come from?
Because for General Millie, a serious military dude, to contact another serious military dude and talk about nuclear war is a big freaking deal, but, no, Congress does not want to know the why. They’re saying that general Millie has committed an act of treason.
Well, statutorily, that is not what General Millie did. Now. Please keep the context in mind.
Republicans. They want to create a villain, make a villain. And his name now is General Milley. They always give you villains.
Dr. Fauci is a villain. They like their villains. But remember, these are the same people that did not care that Donald Trump called another foreign head of state in order to coerce him to investigate an American citizen for his own political agenda. No, they did not want to investigate that.
These are the same people who refused to truly investigate the January 6th riot. The terrorist attack at the us Capitol.
Same group of people are now saying that yes, this book is all the evidence we need an audit to launch a full investigation into general Milley.
These cats would love for you to focus on people rather than policies, because they have none. I know many of you are smarter than that. Okay.
Here’s the thing, the reason why Republicans would rather you focus on people would rather you create this narrative about personalities is because they lack one thing, ideas that work.