President Joe Biden just smacked down rumors of firing or ordering the resignation of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley by expressing his “complete” confidence in the military leader.
Milley has been slammed by recent allegations he held secret calls with his Chinese counterpart during the final days of former President Donald Trump’s administration.
“The president has complete confidence in his leadership, his patriotism, and his fidelity to our Constitution,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday regarding Milley, according to the Washington Examiner.
“It’s the obligation of every chairman of the Joint Chiefs to follow constitutional orders to prevent unlawful military action,” she said. “That’s what the president believes.”
Military veteran and Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Sean Parnell blasted the response in a video on Twitter.
“General Milley disregarded the civilian chain of command. He undermined the Commander In Chief & empowered our enemy,” Parnell tweeted.
“That’s disgraceful,” he added. “And the fact that Joe Biden refuses to do anything about it is even more disgraceful.”
General Milley disregarded the civilian chain of command. He undermined the Commander In Chief & empowered our enemy.
And the fact that Joe Biden refuses to do anything about it is even more disgraceful. pic.twitter.com/QWDjYyxR1q
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) September 15, 2021
Biden may not be showing concern over Milley’s alleged actions, but many other Americans are. If proven, the claims could be considered treason and punishable by law.