Rubio calls on Biden to fire Milley after book claims general sought to undermine Trump

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Sen. Marco Rubio called on President Biden to fire Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley after a book claimed that Milley held secret calls with his Chinese counterparts that undermined former President Trump.

"I write with grave concern regarding recent reporting that General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, worked to actively undermine the sitting Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces and contemplated a treasonous leak of classified information to the Chinese Communist Party in advance of a potential armed conflict with the People’s Republic of China (PRC)," Rubio said in a statement Tuesday. "These actions by General Milley demonstrate a clear lack of sound judgement, and I urge you to dismiss him immediately."

Rubio's statement comes after the book "Peril," authored by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa, claimed Milley made two secret calls to his Chinese counterpart. In the calls, one of which happened before the election in October 2020 and another two days after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Milley reportedly sought to reassure the Chinese that the U. S. was stable and did not plan to attack the country.

"General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be OK," Milley told Chinese Gen. Li Zuocheng  during the first call, according to the book. "We are not going to attack or conduct ... (Read more)