U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff: “President-elect Biden will be inaugurated and will become our 46th Commander in Chief”

THE United States’ Joint Chiefs of Staff, which consists of the heads of each military branch, on Tuesday said in a “message to the joint force” that “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” and that “any act to disrupt the Constitutional process is not only against our traditions, values, and oath; it is against the law.”

They made it very clear that “on January 20, 2021, in accordance with the Constitution, confirmed by the states and the courts, and certified by Congress, President-elect Biden will be inaugurated and will become our 46th Commander in Chief.”

The memorandum was signed by U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Air Force General John E. Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army General James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of the Army, U.S. Marine Corps General David H. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps, U.S. Navy Admiral Michael M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Air Force General Charles Q. Brown, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, U.S. Space Force General John W. Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, and U.S. Army General Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau.

The memorandum reads:

“The American people have trusted the Armed Forces of the United States to protect them and our Constitution for almost 250 years. As we have done throughout our history, the U.S. military will obey lawful orders from civilian leadership, support civil authorities to protect lives and property, ensure public safety in accordance with the law, and remain fully committed to protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

“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 mourn the deaths of the two Capitol policemen and others connected to these unprecedented events.

“We witnessed actions inside the Capitol building that were 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.

“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.

“On January 20, 2021, in accordance with the Constitution, confirmed by the states and the courts, and certified by Congress, President-elect Biden will be inaugurated and will become our 46th Commander in Chief.

“To our men and women deployed and at home, safeguarding our country–stay ready, keep your eyes on the horizon, and remain focused on the mission. We honour your continued service in defense of every American.”

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