President Donald Trump’s former Defense Secretary Christopher Miller has a new book where he calls out our “geriatric” leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Mitch McConnell.
Miller blasts the behavior of the top lawmakers on January 6 and argues that they have been in power for too long.
He says they panicked like the “greenest, pimple-faced 19-year-old Army private” during the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Miller continues by slamming them for “ruthlessly and selfishly” maintaining “their hold on power” and not developing the next generation of leaders.
He wrote: “I had never seen anyone — not even the greenest, pimple-faced 19-year-old Army private — panic like our nation’s elder statesmen did on January 6 and in the months that followed.
“At this point in time, I had been President Donald Trump’s Acting Secretary of Defense for approximately two months.
“I had known when I took the job that it was going to be wild.
“But I never could have imagined anything like this—getting reamed out by a histrionic Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell as they implored me to send troops to forcibly expel a rowdy band of MAGA supporters, infiltrated by a handful of provocateurs, who were traipsing through the halls of the Capitol, taking selfies, and generally making a mockery of the entire institution.
“Do I blame a bunch of geriatrics for acting like a bunch of geriatrics? Of course not.
“But do I judge them for it?
“You’re damned right I do.
“Most of all, I resent that we are ruled by a bunch of geriatrics that ruthlessly and selfishly maintain their hold on power and refuse to develop the next generation of leaders.
“As soon as it was her a** on the line, Pelosi had been miraculously born again as a passionate, if less than altruistic, champion of law and order,” he wrote.
The book’s description on Amazon says:
President Trump’s last secretary of defense shares harrowing stories of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, gives an insider look at the tumultuous final days of the Trump administration, and issues a stark warning about the readiness of the military under President Biden.
If you know one thing about Chris Miller, it’s that he was President Donald Trump’s final Secretary of Defense, elevated to that position in the days after the 2020 election.
If you know a second thing about Chris Miller, it’s that he oversaw the U.S. Armed Forces during one of the most controversial and tumultuous periods the military has experienced in decades, culminating in the shocking events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Yet Chris Miller is no political partisan.
On the contrary, Miller has spent his adult life in the crosshairs of America’s most dangerous enemies–from Middle Eastern deserts to the bowels of U.S. intelligence agencies–and emerged as one of the leading national security minds of his generation.
Needless to say, Chris Miller has stories to tell.
In Soldier Secretary, he reveals for the first time everything he saw–in a book that is candid, thought-provoking, and like that of no Secretary of Defense before him.
This book is not just the inside story of what happened during the Trump administration–it’s the inside story of what happened to America, its military, and its institutions during the two decades after September 11, 2001.
Part badass, part iconoclast, Miller is an irreverent, heterodox, and always-fascinating thinker whose personal journey through war and the White House has led him to some shocking conclusions about the state of American power in 2021.
With a perspective that will surprise and interest both Republicans and Democrats, Miller argues for a radical rethinking of U.S. national security strategy unlike anything since the creation of the joint armed forces in the 1980s.
He offers a roadmap for how the United States can win in the era of unrestricted warfare by shedding the bloated defense bureaucracy, bringing American forces home from endless conflicts, renewing our national unity, and beating China at its own game.
Miller is a true American warrior whose incredible journey from Iowa to Afghanistan to Iraq to the White House endeared him to the troops, prepared him for the unprecedented crisis of January 6, and left him deeply concerned about the future of our military and the future of our nation.