If Milley doesn’t quit he must be fired

During an appearance on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle” on Tuesday, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) reacted to a Washington Post report claiming that General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had called his Chinese counterpart General Li Zuocheng several times during the Trump presidency and pledged to warn him before any US military action.

Hawley called on Milley to resign, adding that if he doesn’t quit he should be fired.

“I was just going to say, I mean, what he’s doing here,” he said. “If these reports are correct, Laura, what he did with General Milley was get out of the chain of command. He broke the chain of command. He threatened the constitutional principle of civilian control of the army. He does not have the right. He does not have the power to contact our opponents in Beijing and tell them that he will inform them of any action we may take before taking it.

“I mean, I can’t believe I’m reading this,” Hawley added. “I hope these reports are inaccurate. But he must resign. He must resign, and if he does not resign, he must be fired. I mean, he broke the trust of the American people.

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