The U.S. Army suspended and is investigating Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky after he tweeted in response to First Lady Jill Biden’s remarks about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade.
His tweet has since been deleted as the U.S. Army announced its decision to suspend and investigate Volesky on Saturday.
Volesky served the military in a mentorship role before suspension and was the former head of communications for the U.S. Army, the Washington Post reported.
He received the military’s third-highest combat honor, the silver star, for his efforts in Baghdad during the Iraq War.
A military expert called Volesky’s response to the First Lady, a “breach of decorum for a retired military officer” by a military expert, according to USA Today.
Volesky replied on Twitter, “This is all about partisan politics.”