We sure hear a lot from “retired” and “former” government officials. Remember when more than 50 former senior intelligence officials, including James Clapper and John Brennan, signed a letter claiming that the Hunter Biden laptop story had all the earmarks of Russian disinformation? Or when 31 former chiefs of staff to Democratic senators called for the repeal of the filibuster?
Now we have seven retired generals and admirals calling President Donald Trump’s actions on January 6 a “dereliction of duty” in an op-ed in the New York Times. Seven!
— The Hill (@thehill) July 21, 2022
The Hill reports:
Former President Trump’s actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection constituted a “dereliction of duty” that endangered American democracy, a group of seven retired four-star generals and admirals said in a New York Times op-ed Thursday.
“When a mob attacked the Capitol, the commander in chief failed to act to restore order and even encouraged the rioters,” the former military leaders, who served Democratic and Republican presidents, wrote.
When Trump did not call the National Guard to respond with the Capitol under siege, he ignored an “urgent need” for his intervention, the retired generals and admirals argued.
“The president and commander in chief, Donald Trump, abdicated his duty to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” they wrote. And in doing so, he “tested the integrity” of civilian control of the military “as never before, endangering American lives and our democracy.”
We’re sorry, we just can’t with anyone who thinks that democracy itself was in danger on January 6, or with those who still believe it’s on the tipping point.
The same group that is always against him…
— tost (@tostitoo) July 21, 2022
Play the game, and earn stripes or stars.
— malamutt (@malamut56733657) July 21, 2022
Those aren't wrinkles around their mouths, they're stretch marks
— curly dog (@RussellKirlin) July 21, 2022
Didn't they also say Hunter's laptop was fiction? pic.twitter.com/r9oW1LbQIt
— Jeff Blakley (@JeffBlakley2) July 21, 2022
— dmm3113mmd (@dmm311ddm311) July 21, 2022
I have the same respect for these retired generals and admirals as I do for the Uvalde Police force.
— Florida Man in Missouri (@FloridaManInMO) July 21, 2022
Always getting these tools together to sign bogus letters is common Democrat practice when they have nothing.
— Jake West – A friendly ghost. (@JakeIsHere5x5) July 21, 2022
— WarbirdSiren79 (@Blueeyes1979) July 21, 2022
Is this the same group of retired generals and admirals that haven't won a single war in their lives?
— James Trotter III, Attorney-at-Law ⬆️ (@mdcu12) July 21, 2022
John Jumper? Steve Abbot?
These guys did a great job in Iraq and Afghanistan.
— @RobinJosephette (@RobinJosephette) July 21, 2022
I have won precisely as many wars as ALL of those schmucks, combined.
— Kevin (@kevnatch) July 21, 2022
— Robert Luther (@RobertLutherFL) July 21, 2022
Record high inflation is wrecking the economy. The President is caught up in an influence peddling scandal. We’re on the brink of nuclear war with Russia. And the only thing the mainstream media wanna talk about is #January6th pic.twitter.com/ohFCFVf11F
— FudgeTosser (@FudgeTosser) July 21, 2022
No one gives a shit what the chairforce has to say.
— Lexcorp™ Clash (@lexcorpclash) July 21, 2022
It went from the New York Times to The Hill to Twitchy, where we gave it all the respect it deserved.
Former intelligence officials sign letter saying alleged Hunter Biden emails have all the earmarks of Russian disinformation https://t.co/gmrBLXqTMA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 20, 2020
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