The Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a memo to the entire U.S. military on Tuesday condemning final week’s violent rebel on the U.S. Capitol.
“The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process,” the memo, signed by Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley and the remainder of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs, learn.
“The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process.” — Message to the Joint Force from Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley and the remainder of the Joint Chiefs. pic.twitter.com/coIh9yqEpI
— Katie Bo Williams (@KatieBoWill) January 12, 2021
Violence tore through the Capitol final week after President Donald Trump riled up 1000’s of his supporters in his continued false declare that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him. Five individuals died within the ensuing riot by Trump supporters, together with a Capitol Hill police officer Brian Sicknick, who was reportedly pepper-sprayed and died after being bludgeoned with a fireplace extinguisher by members of the mob.
Gen. Milley previously expressed his displeasure on the president final June after Trump ordered peaceable protestors tear-gassed by federal troops so he might have a photo-op at a close-by church. But Tuesday’s rebuke by Milley and others from the Pentagon’s high brass was a sharper condemnation of the violence Trump birthed.
“We witnessed actions inside the Capitol building that were inconsistent with the rule of law,” the memo continued. “The rights of freedom of speech and assembly do not give anyone the right to resort to violence, sedition and insurrection.”
The Joint Chiefs additionally made clear that on Jan. 20, Joe Biden will grow to be the following president.