By all accounts, General Milley violated the oath of his position and the Constitution when he plotted with China behind President Trump’s back. According to the left, Milley and others like him were looking out for our best interests, so it’s ‘ok’.
Milley did not have the authority to set his own policies, even the quacks at Morning Joe will admit that— But they claim we owe Milley a ‘debt of thanks’ for defying a sitting President and basically staging a coup.
At the beginning of the segment, the weirdos on morning Joe began by claiming that what Milley did was ‘routine’ and ‘common’. Guest David Ignatius did correct them but went on to agree that it was ‘justified’, just don’t do it again:
“This question of the larger group within the Trump administration who were quietly and visibly, really, setting guardrails against erratic, dangerous actions by President Trump. I think this remains the real, untold stories of the last couple months of the administration. But by my reporting, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, until he left Attorney General William Barr, certainly CIA director Gina Haspel, were taking steps to make sure that the president didn’t do things that would destabilize the country, that would put us in dangerous situations.
The problem is and I think every single thing that was done by those three people, by Milley, were helpful for the country and our security.
But, under our Constitution, these people didn’t have authority to set their own policy. We have a strong executive branch under the Constitution. We have a Commander-in-Chief. And you don’t set up an alternative policy.
If you can imagine generals trying to decide, well, we know more than, general, President Biden. We’re going to set guardrails for President Biden. People would be offended. So I think there is a real constitutional issue here.
I don’t think Milley did anything wrong. I think we owe him a debt of thanks. But there’s something worth thinking about here for the future.”
Trump spoke with Newsmax on Tuesday, and said: “If it is actually true — which is hard to believe, that he would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or in advance of an attack — that’s treason.”