GOP lawmakers: Incarceration of Lt. Col. Scheller is political

In this image from video, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)

In this image from video, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)

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Republican lawmakers are coming to the defense of a U.S. Marine who was jailed after criticizing Joe Biden’s Afghan pullout. In a statement on Thursday, Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said Biden officials put a U.S. Marine in solitary confinement for demanding accountability from top brass for the Afghan disaster.

The lawmakers went on to ask why our troops receive punishment for questioning the failures of Biden and his administration. Back in August, Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller posted a video on Facebook asking why the Afghanistan crisis even happened and blasting military leaders for the exit. He was placed in pre-trial confinement shortly after.

“He laid it all down and spoke truth to power. He said what every other service member knew in their heart was true, the incompetence of the Biden White House cost American lives,” said Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.).

Republican lawmakers claim Scheller’s incarceration is politically motivated and poses a threat to accountability.

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