Remember that time last year when liberals were apoplectic because former President Donald Trump walked from the White House to historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, accompanied by the defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
They were enraged that Trump would “politicize” the military, with the nation’s top Pentagon officials as props. Gen. Mark Milley, the Joint Chiefs chairman, even apologized for having been lumped in with other Cabinet members.
Well, liberals have gotten over that with one of their own in the White House.
They cheer when President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense claims, much like old Joe McCarthy did with commies in the 1950s, that our enemies are really “white supremacists” who are “within” the ranks of the military.
They applaud when Speaker Nancy Pelosi uses National Guard troops as props to defend the Capitol behind a razor-wire-topped fence when there is no credible threat.
They rally behind military leaders who publicly chastise Fox News host Tucker Carlson for daring to suggest that Biden wants to “feminize” the military on the same day Biden announces that the Pentagon will adopt maternity flight suits, more feminine hairstyles, and other changes in an effort to retain and recruit more women.
But the politicization of troops is filtering down – even to Guam.
On Monday U.S. Del. Michael San Nicolas, a Democrat and the congressional representative from Guam marched with more than 20 uniformed National Guardsmen from his island to the office of Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
San Nicolas was apparently insulted after it surfaced that Greene, back in February, had suggested Guam was a foreign country and not a U.S. territory.
San Nicolas posted a video on social media about the incident, which opened with the menacing headline that he had “escorted the Guam National Guard to pay a visit” to Greene.
The rest of the video depicts San Nicolas and the troops having a friendly visit with Greene’s staff since the congresswoman was not there.
But the image was not lost on some conservatives who have seen enough of this during Biden’s first eight weeks in office.
For example, Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted that the military “is being politicized. Uniformed service members recently criticized a private citizen for his First Amendment rights, & today a Dem lawmaker used soldiers in a political stunt against a GOP member. @SecDef Austin — This sets a dangerous precedent. It must stop now.”
Ian Miles Cheong, a contributor to conservative publications in Canada, tweeted, “That looks like military intimidation. Very cool Banana Republic you’ve got there, America.”
Conservative activist Mike Cernovich added on Twitter, “I don’t see how sending troops to a Congress member’s office is good for the overall public perception of the military.”
No one does, except the liberals who now see the troops as social justice warriors instead of just plain warriors.