World Marjorie Taylor Greene has Zoom call silenced after 'irrelevant' impeachment testimony during hearing of Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Faces Court Martial for Criticizing Afghan Pullout on Facebook
The 17-year Marine Corps veteran was relieved of his respective duties in August.On Wednesday, Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller was brought up on charges of allegedly violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice to court-martial. Scheller also faces six additional charges which include contempt toward officials; disrespect toward superior commissioned officers; willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer; failure to obey orders; dereliction of duty; and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, according to a spokesman for Training and Education Command.
- Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene gave a character testimony for Lt. Col. Start Scheller.
- Scheller is pleading guilty to defying a gag order by criticizing the US military.
- Greene used the opportunity to call for Biden's impeachment, and she was muted for irrelevance.
repeatedly had her Zoom call muted at the . He was pleading guilty for defying a gag order by publicly criticizing the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Brags About $25K in Fines for Refusing to Wear Masks: 'Stand Up'
"Over 80% of Congress is vaccinated and I'm NOT sick," the GOP congresswoman tweeted.Greene, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, is routinely criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike for promoting conspiracy theories and misinformation. The GOP congresswoman has vocally opposed COVID-19 restrictions, vaccine mandates and masking requirements.
Scheller has pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor charges, including displaying contempt toward officials, disrespecting superior commissioned officers, and displaying conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.
Congresswoman Greene appeared at the hearing to pledge her support for the Marine whoseCol. Glen Hines, the military judge, ruling on Scheller's case, repeatedly cut her off.
Hines said Greene taking the opportunity to call for Biden's impeachment was irrelevant, and therefore cut her stream,.
She also added that the troops responsible for an Afghanistanshould be convicted of war crimes, .
Marjorie Taylor Greene Asks If U.S. Should Be Divided Between GOP and Democrats
The Georgia lawmaker tweeted a poll asking her followers if America should have a "national divorce."The Georgia lawmaker asked her followers "should America have a national divorce?" Users are given the option to either vote yes or no, for a split into Republican and Democratic states.
Greene stated that she believes General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's top military officer, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin should be in court rather than Scheller for their actions within the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Stuart Scheller: Marine forced to forfeit $5,000 in pay following conviction related to his videos criticizing the US withdrawal from Afghanistan
A Marine who was found guilty after posting a series of videos on social media criticizing top military leaders' handling of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan received a sentence of one month forfeiture of $5,000 in pay and a direction to receive a letter of reprimand from a military judge on Friday. © US Marines Marine Corps Judge Col. Glen Hines said he was considering giving Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller two months of docked pay but decided to limit it to one month because Scheller spent nine days in pre-trial confinement, known as the brig, at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
"I cannot express how millions of Americans are outraged about the military leadership. I believe it was right of him," Greene told the hearing, according to.
"I'm outraged that none of the leaders are sitting in court right now being held accountable for their actions. We need accountability. Thirteen military members died needlessly. We abandoned US citizens in Afghanistan. Yes, there needs to be accountability, and it's right to stand up and say that." she continued.
Greene appeared as a character witness to stand in Scheller's defense, despite not knowing the Marine personally.
Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas, and Ralph Norman, of South Carolina, also appeared at the hearing. Neither of the three politicians personally knew Scheller.
In his testimony, Norman compared Scheller to Eddie Gallagher, a Navy SEAL acquitted of murder for allegedly stabbing a wounded ISIS prisoner and taking pictures with the corpse.
Gohmert slammed Milley, saying that he disrespected President Trump during the Lafayette Square controversy in Washington in June 2020.
All three Republicans testified about the outpouring of support that Scheller had received from the public, saying that was their motivation to testify for him, the Marine Times report.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Pushes for Vote on Fire Fauci Act Despite Slim Chances of Success .
Greene's Fire Fauci Act is her most popular among Republicans, but it's unlikely to get the support it needs to come to the House floor for a vote.Greene's "Fire Fauci Act" has been sitting in committees since its introduction in April and on Sunday, she announced she's starting a discharge petition in the hopes of bringing it to the floor for a vote. Discharge petitions allow for a vote without reports from committees, but their success is dependent on getting majority support, which Greene's unlikely to have in the House.