We’ve been writing about the apparent politicization of the military under Joe Biden evident in the seemingly permitted/coordinated attacks on Tucker Carlson from official social media accounts, even from military members in uniform and even on the official Department of Defense website, and how problematic all that is.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has even written a letter to the Defense Secretary demanding answers as to what is going on and asking for a sit down with the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
But tonight we got another example of the politicization and improper use of the military. So Sen. Cruz, you may have to add another issue to your list.
Democrats accused Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of calling the U.S. territory of Guam a “foreign land.” She never actually called it a “foreign land” although the context of her comment might suggest she thought that. “We love our country. We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America, not for … China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam, whatever, wherever,” Greene said at CPAC.
But what struck me was the Democratic response to her remark and how problematic that response was.
Democrat Michael San Nicolas, delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives for Guam’s at-large congressional district got members of the National Guard from Guam and with several of them in full uniform, marched on the office of Majorie Taylor Greene, apparently bringing her a basket of Chamorro Chip cookies from Guam, a treat commonly enjoyed on the island, along with a history book about Guam.
LOL. @mtgreenee called Guam a foreign land. So members of the Guam National Guard paid her a visit. (Guam has been a U.S. territory since 1898 and its residents are U.S. citizens.) pic.twitter.com/3bNoOeXkZr
— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) March 15, 2021
San Nicolas claimed they were visiting her as an “ongoing outreach” to new members to introduce them to Guam.
Sorry, but that’s just bunk. He might think that’s a way of sticking it to Greene or he even might be delusional and think it’s cute. But anyway you slice it, it’s still an improper use of the National Guard to march on another member to make them look silly, one more disturbing politicization of the military this week in a week already brimming with it. They are never supposed to be involved in a political display while in uniform. The video is being spread as a political dig at Taylor Greene and whether they get it or not, that’s how they were being used here, poorly, by their Democratic representative. Moreover why is a Congressional rep dictating actions of the National Guard? What’s happening here?
The increasing use of uniformed military personnel for ~sick burns~ against Republicans is, at best, weird and inappropriate. https://t.co/L6nLT81313
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) March 15, 2021
Interesting timing, considering all weekend we were talking about the politicization of the military. They don’t give a damn how it looks. https://t.co/oe6DLSyiL8
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) March 15, 2021
More partisan posturing from uniformed military members. The military under Biden has managed to disgrace itself in unprecedented ways, and it’s only been two months. What will the next four years look like? https://t.co/feqlMAfZtM
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 16, 2021
A week of partisan political displays by uniformed military. More than a little disturbing. https://t.co/S3tllDGFH7
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) March 15, 2021
Can you imagine what would have happened if the National Guard had marched on Rep. Hank Johnson's office to inform him that Guam was not, in fact, in danger of capsizing?
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) March 16, 2021
Funny how they didn’t march on Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) when he suggested that Guam might capsize if their were too many troops stationed on it.
That time Hank Johnson saved Guam pic.twitter.com/Q3aSBwj4ok
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 16, 2021
Can we stop the use of the military for performance art already and to serve Democrats political points? None of this should be happening.
Not just any Republican, though! The mean, scary ones!
Seriously, the military is not a play thing.
— I'm To Blame (@im2blame4) March 15, 2021