GOP Congressman Demands Freedom For Marine Jailed After Questioning Biden
Lt. Col. Stu Scheller is now facing some severe prison time after he dared to question Biden's decision process. His outrage stems from the failed Afghan withdrawal that stranded hundreds of Americans in Afghanistan and lead to the death of 13 service members. Scheller created a video questioning Biden that quickly went viral and landed the Marine in solitary confinement awaiting trial.
Texas Rep Louie Gohmert is now fighting for Marine's freedom after a massive public outcry demanded politicians act.
We previously explained that Scheller risked everything to express his concerns. His parents clairfied that the Marine was placed under a gag order. Adding that their brave son knew there would be backlash if he spoke up:
(After publication the Marine Corps confirmed that Scheller is accused of the following offenses under the UCMJ: Article 88: Contempt toward officials, Article 90: Willfully disobeying superior commissioned officer, Article 92: Failure to obey an order, and Article 133: Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.)
Scheller first gained notoriety on Aug. 26, when he posted a video on Facebook and Linkedin criticizing the handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. In the video, Scheller accused senior military leaders of shirking their responsibilities, and questioned some of the command decisions that were made leading up to, and during, the final moments of America’s longest war."
Gohmert revealed on "Fox & Friends Weekend" that after his visit to Scheller in the Brig, the Marine officer seemed in good spirits and was surrounded by fellow service people who "actually like" him. But the issue lies in upper military leadership and their priorities.
"We discovered they had a psychological operation to try to turn social media against him," he said. "It’s incredible. Instead of worrying about the well-being of their troops, they’re worried about how they’re doing on social media."
"They’re more worried about their image in social media than they are in their troops that got killed in Afghanistan," he went on. "It is really abysmal what this leadership of this military has turned into."
During an interview with Tucker Carlson, Scheller's parents, Stu Sr and Cathy Scheller asked for the continued help from their fellow Americans to keep attention on their son's case.
"His crime was speaking truth to power, and power couldn’t handle it,” Stu Scheller Sr. continued. “I also said that while he broke chain of command, Austin, Milley, McKenzie, they broke the chain of trust and confidence in the American people. We’re mad, we’re mad as hell. And I’m asking the American people to find your voice. Stand up, demand accountability of your Congresspeople. Ask for Lieutenant Scheller to be freed. In my opinion, of course, I’m dad, so it’s probably not fair, but I think he should receive his pension after 17 years of fighting for this country. I think he and his family should have their health benefits and VA benefits for the rest of their lives for the sacrifices he’s made.”