WATCH: Congressman Matt Gaetz Roasts General Milley And Sec Def Austin In Fiery Set Of Questioning (VIDEO)
Despite getting hit repeatedly with Democrat softball questions, Gen. Mark Milley, who we have been calling Benedict Milley here at The Scoop, was finally faced with someone who wasn’t going to pull any punches for the Democrat leadership and Military incompetence. Milley was brutalized by Florida Republican Matt Gaetz in such a manner that the general seemed to be very uncomfortable in front of a congressional committee.
Gaetz launched a scathing attack on Milley right out of the gate, stating unequivocally that his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan was a grave mistake on his part.
“You really blew that call didn’t you, General?” asked Gaetz.
Milley started to answer back that they had reached a “strategic stalemate,” Gaetz cut him off and pointed out that Milley had spent more time writing his book “Peril” with journalist Bob Woodward than he had analyzing “the very likely prospect” that the Afghan government would be overrun and toppled by the Taliban after the United States had abandoned Afghanistan the way the Biden administration did.
Milley said that he believed the situation was a “stalemate” and that if they had maintained advisers in Afghanistan, the army would have remained in Afghanistan as a result. Gaetz then turned his attention to Secretary Austin for a brief moment, asking him if he is capable of determining when people have the desire to fight an enemy. Gaetz made it clear that Austin is not capable of doing so, citing his repeated failures to train people in places like Syria and others.
Gaetz said unequivocally that his conduct in contacting China behind the back of then-President Trump constituted a breach of the chain of command. Milley then disputed, but Gaetz would have none of it.
It was towards the conclusion of the hearing when Gaetz delivered one of the most severe punches ever delivered by a lawmaker against a general. Gaetz repeated Milley’s assertion that he had no intention of resigning, and Gaetz said that he believed this to be likely accurate.
“You seem to be very happy failing up over there, but if we didn’t have a president that was so addled, you all would be fired,” said Gaetz. “Because that is what you deserve.”
Gaetz is not alone in his call for Milley to step down or resign, many former Generals and veterans are calling for Milley’s resignation.
His time was up, and he concluded by saying, “You have let down the people who wear the uniform in my district and all around this country, and you’re far more interested in what your perception is and how people think about you in insider Washington books than you care about winning which this group seems incapable of doing,”
Gaetz also brought up Lt. Col. Scheller who has now been imprisoned for his speaking out against military leadership.
Even Senate Democrats are beginning to lose confidence in Milley’s ability to lead the country out of this military crisis.