Lt. Col. Stu Scheller might be dealing with an intensive jail sentence for talking out in opposition to the army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, is demanding freedom and honest therapy for the Marine.

Gohmert revealed on “Fox & Friends Weekend” that after his go to to Scheller within the Brig, the Marine officer appeared in good spirits and was surrounded by fellow service individuals who “actually like” him. But the problem lies in higher army management and their priorities.

“We discovered they had a psychological operation to try to turn social media against him,” he stated. “It’s incredible. Instead of worrying about the well-being of their troops, they’re worried about how they’re doing on social media.”

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“They’re more worried about their image in social media than they are in their troops that got killed in Afghanistan,” he went on. “It is really abysmal what this leadership of this military has turned into.”

Scheller himself shared the identical sentiment within the viral video that received him in bother. The Marine launched his public assertion on Aug. 27 expressing how he believes management must be held accountable for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, which left 13 service members to “die in vain” and 1000’s of Americans and Afghan allies stranded.

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Instead of the army negotiating an honorable discharge for Scheller, the Marine’s mother and father on Friday stated the Marine Corps goals to “burn our son.” Gohmert defined that even permitting Scheller to resign could be a punishment however army management is saying “that’s not enough.”

“This leadership thinks they’re going to stick it to Stu when they’re doing all kinds of damage,” he stated. 

Gohmert recommended that this sort of lashing out from the army is inflicting future Marines and repair members to assume twice earlier than enlisting.

“Look what they do to people [who] stand up,” he stated. “They’re a bunch of cowards but look at what they do to somebody who does have courage.”

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The congressman stated Scheller’s incarceration will probably be reviewed all through the following few days with hopes the army realizes “this is not the way to go.”

“You don’t want to be meaner than you treat the enemy,” he stated.