Skip to comments.'I wish you the best': US military adviser resigns after Trump's controversial photo-op at church
Posted on 06/02/2020 9:17:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A Department of Defense adviser resigned, effective immediately, from the military's science board citing what he believed to be a violation of conduct from Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
In his resignation letter, James Miller Jr., the former under secretary of defense for policy from 2012 to 2014, recalled that he swore an oath of office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States ... and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same," similar to what the defense secretary had done before he took office.
"On Monday, June 1, 2020, I believe that you violated that oath," Miller wrote in his letter to Esper, which was obtained by The Washington Post.
Miller's reasoning centered around President Donald Trump's controversial visit to St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, on Monday, where he posed with a Bible for photographs as protesters in the surrounding area were hit with smoke canisters and pepper balls at the event, according to the United States Park Police.
Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, the Episcopal bishop, described the scene to CNN and The Washington Post as an "abuse of sacred symbols" amid a "a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our churches stand for."
Esper, along with US Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was also present during the visit.
"Law-abiding protesters just outside the White House were dispersed using tear gas and rubber bullets not for the sake of safety, but to clear a path for a presidential photo op," Miller wrote. "You then accompanied President Trump in walking from the White House to St. John's Episcopal Church for that photo."
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James Miller Jr., the former under secretary of defense for policy from 2012 to 2014
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Has the stain of 0bama’s Reign?
Do not let the door hit ya...bye.
“Law-abiding protesters just outside the White House were dispersed using tear gas
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Barr says, Not true.
This guy sounds like a real tool.
Darn. He should have waited for today when it came out that was all fake news.
An Obama holdover?
Good. Another sleeper gone...
“under secretary of defense for policy”
This resignation will shake the very foundations of government. /sarc/
Good bye, traitor.
Trying to lay groundwork for Impeachment, the Sequel
So this prick then LEAKED his letter to the Washington Post!! BYE BYE
A bible. What a great tool for trolling and outing these traitors.
Liar. Tear gas was not used. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/500786-interior-department-faces-questions-over-response-to-lafayette
Too bad we can't strip these vermin of their pensions and ban them from all federal contracts, so they'd have to pump gas for a living in a crime-ridden area, and experience a little left-wing tolerance first hand.
This Trump bashing stuff has hit levels of hysteria that are unmeasurable. Totally insane, the left is unhinged.
Gee, Trump got control of the neighborhood and went to a Church to prove that he could assert control as the POTUS of DC. And that is a problem? LOL...
Another one who should have been shown the door in 2016.
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