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Retired three-star Lieutenant General Gary Volesky suspended over Jill Biden tweet

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The army suspended retired three-star lieutenant general Gary Volesky over a tweet that appeared to mock first lady Jill Biden. Volesky had been a mentor to active-duty officers.

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, Jill Biden tweeted: “For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies. Today, that right was stolen from us.”

Volesky responded to the tweet, writing: “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is.”

The tweet, which has since been removed, earned him a suspension while the army investigates, reported USA Today.

Volesky, who retired in 2020, was in charge of the 101st Airborne Division. While serving in Iraq, he received a silver star of valor.

Before he was suspended by the army, he had signed a contract to act as a mentor to active-duty officers.

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