On Wednesday’s airing of ‘Fox & Friends’, Medal of Honor recipient named Dakota Meyer went full blast against the leadership of the United States military, accusing them of becoming ‘so political’ after a Marine was jailed following his criticism of the Afghanistan withdrawal and demand for accountability.
Meyer criticized the left as a group who thinks they can do ‘whatever they want’ without facing accountability after Lt. Col Stuart Scheller was thrown in the brig for expressing his opinion with how President Joe Biden’s withdrawal plans were laid out and executed. The withdrawal was labeled by many as chaotic as it lead to the death of 13 United States service members and numerous injuries.
Meyer slammed the military for jailing Scheller as he awaits an Article 32 preliminary hearing trial, saying this will “come back and get them.”
“So they threw that Lieutenant Colonel in the brig, the Marines did, because they couldn’t stop him from tweeting out why are the military supervisors not being held accountable for what went wrong,” co-host Steve Doocy said, setting up Meyers’ segment.
“I don’t understand what grounds that the military has put him in the brig for. But I mean, this is what the military does,” Meyer explained. “What it tells me, though, is that either that they’re worried about what this guy’s going to say — I just don’t think that, I just don’t think that this is the right way to handle this.”
“I mean, I think that, look, if this man wants answers, this man came out and literally asked the same questions that all of us are asking. And I just think this is a terrible move,” he reiterated.
He then went on to tell the hosts that he believes the military feels “empowered” to do whatever they want with no fear of accountability.
“To me, in my opinion, it just shows me that our military leadership has gotten so political and that with the left, they feel so empowered that they feel they can do whatever they want and they’re not going to be held accountable on it, which is what we’re seeing with the top generals right now. And I think this is really going to come back and get them,” he warned
Scheller, the jailed marine who dared to speak up, had simply demanded military leadership to face accountability through video he posted on social media. It was this video that landed him in pretrial confinement of a military jail. Scheller was sent to the Regional Brig for Marine Corps Installations East at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Watch Scheller’s video that landed him in the Brig:
The video amassed over 1,000,000 views, 10,000+ comments, and was captioned with a statement pointed at the military leadership. It simply said, “To the American leadership.…”
Scheller said specifically in the video, “I want to say this very strongly. I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders I demand accountability.”
It wasn’t long after that Scheller was relieved of his duty and eventually landed in the brig awaiting trial.
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