By Randy Tate
What do you have when a pair of former U.S. military officers ask the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to order troops to intervene in any post-presidential election chaos?
Two clowns who know better and were obviously not suited to be in the U.S. military in the first place.
'If Donald Trump refuses to leave office at the expiration of his constitutional term, the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order,' the former officials, John Nagl and Paul Yingling, wrote in a letter.
That is simply unbelievable.
Number one, this notion that Trump won’t leave office is part of a Democrat plan to sow confusion in the post-election cycle to make it appear as though his victory is illegitimate (which is dangerous, by the way, for it could trigger untold amounts of violence and even civil war).
Number two, the U.S. military is constitutionally forbidden from taking such actions, and these losers know that — or should.
Fortunately, the Pentagon isn’t playing.
The Epoch Times reports:
A spokesperson for the Department of Defense dismissed claims about the military potentially involving itself in a dispute after the November election.
'We have a Constitution, and our Constitution, which all members of the military have sworn an oath to, provides no role for the U.S. military as arbiter of political or election disputes,' Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters on Thursday.
'This issue appears to be borne of unserious thought reflecting a fundamental lack of appreciation for the history of our democracy and the civilian-military relationship established under our Constitution,' he added.
Others were equally angered by the preposterous suggestion.
'We write to repudiate the deeply irresponsible position taken by John Nagl and Paul Yingling in these pages yesterday. Their call for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to be ready to issue orders to the American military for forcibly removing President Trump from office is as dangerous to our republic as the problem they purport to solve,' wrote Kori Schake, the Resident Scholar and Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and Jim Golby, a senior fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin.
'Even contemplating it is damaging to the trust between the American people and those citizens who serve in our military. Their comments denigrate the Constitution, suggesting an unelected military officer should ever occupy the sole position as its judge, jury, and executioner,” they added.
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