(Tea Party 247) – Marine officer Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller found himself in hot water when he spoke truthfully about the Biden regime’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal that left 13 service men and women dead and thousands of Americans stranded in the country.
Scheller has been punished for speaking out on social media against top military brass in regards to the fiasco.
He has pleaded guilty to six charges stemming from his social media commentary including contempt toward officials and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.”
Scheller’s day in court has not reached its conclusion, however, on Thursday Scheller was able to speak on his own behalf in a courtroom at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in regards to the comments he made in multiple videos criticizing what’s becoming of the military.
Scheller’s attorney Tony Buzbee spoke to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Thursday night and explained that his client has been punished for speaking the truth.
“Lt. Col. Scheller took accountability and he’s basically being punished for speaking the truth,” Buzbee said. “We wrangled and wrangled, as you might imagine, about whether we could… fight these charges, but [Scheller] made the decision that he would be accountable for his actions and we are all still wondering when the general officers will be accountable for their decisions that they made it back August of this year.”
He went on to say that he expects Scheller to receive a letter of reprimand and a separation from the Marines as well as a general discharge though they are hoping he will get an honorable discharge.
“Here is a man that has not only lost his retirement, his command, his job, he has lost a lot more things,” Buzbee said. “Laying aside a week in the brig, this has been an emotional rollercoaster for him and for him to stand forward and accept his punishment like an honorable Marine says a lot about him.”
All for speaking a truth that many of Scheller’s colleagues in the Marines also believe.
Under oath, Generals Milley & McKenzie confirmed they recommended against President Biden’s withdrawal timeline and warned him about the impending collapse of the Afghan government.
That contradicts Biden, who claimed “no one said that to me.” pic.twitter.com/BaPEHEFCHU
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 28, 2021
Democrat Senator Tim Kaine on Biden's botched withdrawal: "we did not adequately plan." pic.twitter.com/5mUbzi9efJ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 28, 2021
Gen. Mark Milley admits that protecting the American people from terrorist attacks from Afghanistan in the next 12-36 months "will be much harder now" given the botched withdrawal. pic.twitter.com/EDswhkGb4a
— CPAC 2022 (@CPAC) September 28, 2021
Army Gen. Mark Milley told lawmakers that intelligence assessments determined the Afghan government would like fall in October or November with a possibility that Kabul could hold out until spring. That's much different from what the Biden administration was saying publicly.
— Jeff Schogol (@JeffSchogol) September 28, 2021
During Scheller’s appearance in court earlier Thursday, he admitted to the judge that his life “was spiraling” when he made the videos attacking the generals. He explained that his wife had left him and he had lost a small business that he owned.
“My life was spiraling at this time. I was receiving messages that I was going to be court martialed because of my statements.”
Despite his testimony that his life was “spiraling” he denied that his actions were due to a severe mental state and even told the judge he had been ordered to get a mental evaluation.
While Scheller did accept guilt on all the charges against him, he did express defiance over the entire situation and continued to slam the higher command, who should be the ones on trial.
He explained, “My calls for revolution were always about changing the system. A system that centralizes power and fails to hold senior leaders accountable. A system that will immediately turn on you if you speak out.
“If I could go back, I would have chosen different words. But at no time was that a call to violence. I was stating that the system is broken and needs to be rebuilt. I still feel this is the case.
“This is not the America I know. This is not the America that I have fought so hard to defend the last 17 years.
“I believe the General officers have demonstrated that they are unable or unwilling to hold themselves accountable. As a result, I believe fundamental change needs to occur in the military.”
Tucker Carlson talks to an attorney representing a Marine who has been imprisoned after publicly criticizing Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 29, 2021
He is certainly right about that. Just the fact that he is in the position he’s currently in says it all. Change is needed in the military and in the US in general. This country is spiraling down a path to full-blown Communism and it’s evidenced by the fact that anyone speaking out against what’s happening is punished, silenced, and ostracized.
Obama's Acting CIA Director Michael Morell: "The way our [Afghanistan] exit happened has absolutely inspired jihadists all over the world." pic.twitter.com/3ZHAzJXaLK
— tomorraw.com (@tomorrawdotcom) September 12, 2021
Secretary Blinken just admitted that the Taliban has blocked American charter flights out of Afghanistan.
This is a hostage situation. pic.twitter.com/KW4keFBQBf
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) September 13, 2021
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