The Joint Chiefs of Staff sent out a force-wide memo discussing the recent Capitol riots and the next commander in chief. “We witnessed actions inside the Capitol building that were inconsistent with the rule of law,” they wrote. “The rights of freedom of speech and assembly do not give anyone the right to resort to violence, sedition, and insurrection.” Signatures on the memo included Army Gen. Mark Milley, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, Gen. James McConville, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday, Air Force Chief of Staff Charles “CQ” Brown, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond and Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Daniel Hokanson. The memo warns that any attempt to disrupt the peaceful transition of power will have consequences, and that Joe Biden is the next commander in chief.
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