The members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sent a compelling message to the US Military. All Eight representatives condemned the Capitol Riot. They also warned service members about doing anything in the attempt to prevent President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
“The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process. We witnessed actions inside the Capitol building that was inconsistent with the rule of law. The rights of freedom of speech and assembly do not give anyone the right to resort to violence, sedition, and insurrection.” the letter signed by all Eight Joint Chiefs reads.
The letter also addressed the troops who attempted to lead an overthrowing of the US government.
“As Service Members, we must embody the values and ideals of the Nation. We support and defend the Constitution. Any act to disrupt the Constitutional process is not only against our traditions, values, and oath; it is against the law. President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated and will become our 46th Commander in Chief.” They said.
"The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process." — Message to the Joint Force from Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley and the rest of the Joint Chiefs. pic.twitter.com/coIh9yqEpI
— Katie Bo Williams (@KatieBoWill) January 12, 2021
The fact that Joint Chiefs Chair Army Gen. Mark Milley his seven colleges felt the need to put this letter out shows the reporting that veterans and active-duty troops had involvement with the insurrection are proving to be true.