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World Marjorie Taylor Greene has Zoom call silenced after 'irrelevant' impeachment testimony during hearing of Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller

17:30  16 october  2021
17:30  16 october  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

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  • 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.

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly had her Zoom call muted at the sentencing of Lt Col. Stuart Scheller. He was pleading guilty for defying a gag order by publicly criticizing the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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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 whose social media posts critical of the current and former US government went viral. Col. 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, according to the Marine Times.

She also added that the troops responsible for an Afghanistan drone strike that killed ten civilians should be convicted of war crimes, The Independent report.

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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.

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"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 The Daily Mail.

"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.

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