Monday, January 8, 2018

General Loses Three-Star Promotion for Calling Dem Congressional Staffer ‘Sweetheart’

By Law And Crime, Jan. 07, 2018

The U.S. Army yanked Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves‘ nomination to a third star because it determined that he called a female congressional staffer “sweetheart,” according to Stars and Stripes. This violated the Army Command Policy’s rule on “dignity and respect.”

An anonymous complaint was filed to the Army Inspector General on July 20. The exchange reportedly happened at a October 2016 meeting at Fort Carson, Colorado. According to the IG’s findings, Gonsalves picked on the staffer, who worked for Rep. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island 2nd district). He allegedly asked her about her age, and told her to take notes  “since she was a Democrat and did not believe in funding the military,” said the IG report.

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