Former Marine Vows to Defend America from Radical Left Agenda
Stuart Scheller says he could be on the ballot in 2024
A former Marine officer, who was jailed for blasting Joe Biden's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan in a viral video, has now vowed to protect America from the radical Left's agenda.
Former Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who was discharged from the Marine Corps last year, has created a Votes for Vets coalition and says he could be on the ballot in 2024.
Scheller told John Solomon of JustTheNews that he lacks “the physical, mental, spiritual endurance right now to jump into a race.”
“So what I plan on doing is supporting this coalition that I built — and it’s still growing — and I’ll probably jump into a race in ’24,” he said.
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But he now plans to marshal 20 candidates for the House and another five for the Senate.
Scheller's goal is to help those who share his views win in order to save America.
“I am a conservative, but I think we need leaders and not politicians,” he said.
Scheller did not express regret for his August videos and said he would “go back and do this over again," but also admitted he would change a few words.
“What has tripped me up are selective, out-of-context, little statements that people try to use to discredit my whole message,” he said.
He said he “never mentioned Biden’s name once” and has “a lot of respect for the office of the president.”
“Biden has a lot of problems, and he’s not, in my opinion, very good,” he said.
The “military on the tactical level is very effective,” Scheller said.
“Where we are failing wars is at the operational level and the strategic level.
"And that’s the general-officer-to-the-political-realm link that’s just consistently failing.
"And I think that starts with accountability.
"I think if you hold senior leaders accountable, you’d be more effective.”
He also believes Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, for the botched Afghanistan withdrawal.
If a plan cannot be executed, “you resign, or you assume responsibility and accountability for the resources applied to you by that civilian leadership.
"Like there is no fourth option.
"There’s no, like, then the plan fails, and everyone just points at each other, and that’s that … that is not acceptable,” he said.
Last year, Neon Nettle reported Scheller was relieved of his command over a battalion for chastising the Biden admin.
“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.
"I was evaluated by the mental health specialists and then sent on my way."
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.