Superstar suspended for mocking Jill Biden

Gary Volsky is a star general, former Army spokesperson, seasoned for bravery in Iraq. Luke Charette/Getty Images North America

The officer joked about the tweet of the first lady of the United States, expressing his regret for the loss of the right to “a woman” after the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion.

We don’t make fun of the first lady of the United States in this way. The US military has suspended former communications chief Gary Volsky, a retired general, after a sarcastic response to a tweet from Jill Biden. I denounced, on June 24, the Supreme Court’s decision to set aside Roe v. Wade, allowing every state to ban abortion. “For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to decide for themselves about their own bodiesThe first lady wrote. Today this right has been stolen from us“.

The ridiculous reactions erupted from the three-star general. “Glad to see you finally know what a woman isGary Volsky responded in a since-deleted tweet, but was revealed by The Daily on Saturday USA Today. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith told the newspaper Washington Post that retired officerWaiting for the outcome of the investigationOpened by the leadership, he stopped holding his training within the army.

In response to a question from the American press, the White House did not comment. According to the American press, the officer’s tweet, appointed by the Pentagon as an expert, is a breach of the reserve required of all employees and retired generals, and an unwelcome interference.In party politics“.

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A reference to the transgender issue

What did the officer mean by his tweet? The American press sees it as a reference to an exchange last March between Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn and Ketanji Brown Jackson, the new Supreme Court justice, during the House hearing to confirm his appointment. The elected called the future judge to define the word “WomenIn reference to the rights of transgender people. “I cannot. Not in this context‘ replied Marsha Jackson, justifying herself by recalling that sheNot a biologist“.”The meaning of the word “woman” is so unclear and controversial that you can’t give me a definition?‘,” the GOP delegate insisted, getting no further answers.

Among the many reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion, some radical feminists in the United States have denounced the use of the termWomenTo talk about people affected by restrictions on abortion. Trans-Exclusive Radical Feminists (TERF), in particular, consider the term discriminatory, and prefer its gender-inclusive language.

This isn’t the first time the star general, 60, who served in the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan, has released his political views shine through on Twitter. In July 2021, this former Army spokeswoman responded to Representative Liz Cheney who announced that she wanted to sit on the select committee responsible for investigating the attack on the Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters. “Our oath of the constitution must be above party politicsThe House Republican-elect wrote. What Gary Volsky responded:It’s a matter of party politics“.

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