Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley called on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to resign or be fired following claims he made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart during the final days of former President Donald Trump’s term in office.
“I was just going to say, I mean, what he is doing here,” he said. “If these reports are accurate, Laura, what he has done in General Milley is go outside the chain of command. He’s broken the chain of command.”
Hawley also expressed that Milley operated outside his authority in making the alleged calls.
“He has threatened the constitutional principle of civilian control of the military. He doesn’t have the right. He doesn’t have the authority to contact our opponents in Beijing and tell them that he will inform them about any action we might take before we take it,” Hawley added.
“I hope these reports are inaccurate. But he does need to resign. He needs to resign, and if he won’t resign, he needs to be fired. I mean, he has broken the trust of the American people,” Hawley said.
Joe Biden and his team left hundreds of Americans to the enemy, lost 13 American soldiers to terrorists, and called it a success. It wasn’t success, it was a disgrace. There must be accountability pic.twitter.com/0UuL1qEcFP
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 15, 2021
Hawley echoed the calls of many Americans who believe the military must be accountable for actions in Afghanistan, as well as Milley’s alleged actions with China.