General Mark Milley, the top U.S. military officer, attempted to defend the calls he made with China behind the back of former President Donald Trump, an action which has led to Republicans calling for him to resign from his post, stating that he was only trying to ease tension with Beijing and not “usurp authority.”
“At no time was I attempting to change or influence the process, usurp authority, or insert myself into the chain of command,” Milley stated during his testimony at the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“I know, I am certain, that President [Donald] Trump did not intend on attacking the Chinese,” Milley claimed.
Sounds a lot like the man is really just trying to save his own butt, doesn’t it? Did we all really think Milley was going to do the right thing and take responsibility for his actions? Of course not. That’s now how leftists operate.
Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army on Oct. 30, 2020 and again on Jan. 8. Milley said he sought to assure Li the United States was stable and was not going to attack following “concerning intelligence” indicating Chinese concerns of a possible U.S. strike.
The man should stop playing games and just resign. There’s not really anything he can say in defense of his actions. What he did was clearly wrong and is well deserving of resignation.
When people do things like this, it’s critical we hold them accountable for their actions. This prevents others from following in their footsteps and also helps folks see that no one is above the law, regardless of the position they hold.