Marine Jailed after Blasting Biden's Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal in Viral Video
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller slammed America's military leadership
A U.S. Marine has been sent to the brig after he slammed Democrat Joe Biden's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan in a viral video, accoridng to reports.
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller said he was relieved of his command over a battalion for chastising the Biden admin and revealed that he was ordered to undergo a mental health screening.
“When I went into work this morning, I was ordered by my commanding officer to go to the Hospital for a mental health screening,” Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller wrote on Facebook on Monday.
"I was evaluated by the mental health specialists and then sent on my way.
"My CO is a standup guy, and I understand why he did it,” he added.
A day earlier, the officer said in a YouTube video that he is prepared to walk away from a $2 million pension after 17 years of service and will stick by his guns by resigning his commission.
Scheller explained that despite being relieved of his duties, he was still an active Marine — until he completes his resignation, which he said was sparked in part by a former commander who wrote on LinkedIn that he should resign “if he was honorable.”
"All I asked for was accountability of my senior leaders when there are clear, obvious mistakes that were made,” he said.
"I’m not saying we can take back what has been done.
"All I asked for was accountability, for people to comment on what I said and to say, ‘Yes, mistakes were made.’”
Scheller first rose to internet stardom by posting a video to Facebook blasting military leaders for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, questioning their command decisions on the events leading up to and during the final evacuation effort.
Scheller would go on to release several more videos, generating praise and controversy while drawing the ire of military leadership.
Eventually, he was told by superiors to stop posting to social media altogether, an order he immediately ignored by posting about the gag order, according to Fox News.
The officer also seemingly realized that his last post could result in his trip to the brig.
"What happens when all you do is speak truth and no one wants to hear it," Scheller wrote at the end of the post.
"But they can probably stop listening because… I’m crazy… right?
"Col Emmel please have the MPs waiting for me at 0800 on Monday.
"I’m ready for jail."
Scheller is "currently in pre-trial confinement," a spokesperson for Training and Education Command said of the officer's status.
"The time, date, and location of the proceedings have not been determined," the statement continued.
"Lt. Col. Scheller will be afforded all due process."
But the elder Scheller defended his son, arguing that he was only asking for "accountability" from the military's top brass.
"He’s asking for the same accountability that is expected of him and his men," he said.
"I’ve had Vietnam veterans contacting me applauding him for his courage because they too want to know: Was it all worth it?" he continued.
"And by demanding accountability and honesty from his senior leaders, that’s all he was asking.
"And the way the Marine Corps has dealt with it: They have now put him in jail."