Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed the attorney of imprisoned Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who was thrown into the brig after publicly criticizing how the U.S. military mismanaged the withdrawal from Afghanistan ordered by Democrat President Joe Biden. Scheller has not been charged with any crime despite being held in prison at the time of publication.
“So that’s the man you want serving in you officer corps in a serious country,” Carlson said. “A person who takes his job seriously, who’s patriotic, who’s honest. Who demands accountability. And before you say, “It’s the military, they don’t have free speech, you’re not allowed to give a political statement,’ two points: One, that was not a political statement, and two, the contrast of openly partisan political statements from the leaders of the Pentagon.”
Carlson continued, “Mark Milley was openly thrilled by the election of Joe Biden. Was he punished for that/ No, he was elevated, and again, Congress just rewarded him and the entire leadership of the U.S. military with 24 extra billion dollars. But Stu Scheller, for telling the truth? Well, here’s what happened to him.”
The host then detailed the various punishments forced on Scheller, such as being forced to undergo a psychological evaluation and being thrown into prison. Speaking to Carlson, Scheller’s attorney Tony Buzbee stated, “I’ll tell you what’s more infuriating, is that today we had testimony in the Senate where uh, they tried to make the case that the withdrawal was an operational success. it’s not, of course, a success to the 13 families who lost their loved ones, and when somebody tried to speak out and say ‘Look, we we could have done this a lot better; we owed those marines and sailors and army better than that,’ they not only told him to shut up, [but] when he didn’t shut up they put him in jail.”
Buzbee added, “People are just coming together from all over the United States, the Pipe Hitter organization has raised already $200,000 for his defense, this is wrong and will not stand.”
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