‘General David H. Berger rebukes Nancy Pelosi’ is fake news?

General David H. Berger and Pelosi
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger delivers remarks at a press briefing about the Marine Corps and COVID-19, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 26, 2020. (Lisa Ferdinando/DoD)

A piece of news “Marine Corps. rebukes Pelosi: “WE DON’T WORK FOR YOU!”” is going viral on social media. But after checking it, we think it has high possibility of fake news.

This news comes from Realrawnews.com, a new website often posting shocking information.

Realrawnews.com reports:

General David H. Berger, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps., refused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request to use the Corps. to safeguard Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration from Trump supporters and insurrectionists.

A Pentagon source speaking under promise of anonymity told Real Raw News that Pelosi contacted Gen. Berger late Monday night, and she beseeched him to commit 5,000 troops to help ensure a peaceful transition of power and to prevent a repeat of the Jan 6 siege of the Capitol.

Gen. Berger, our source said, didn’t understand why Pelosi needed additional soldiers to augment an already impressive force assembled by federal and state officials. That force includes 15,000 National Guard from D.C., Delaware, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and an undisclosed number of FBI and DHS agents who arrived in D.C. Sunday night.

Pelosi said she wanted “battle ready” reinforcements because “radicalized Trump supporters and kooky Qanon conspiracy people” were about to converge on D.C. She implored him to reconsider, arguing that it was the general’s patriotic duty to quell uprisings and guarantee Biden’s ascension to the Oval Office.

Her statement made the general explode, our source said.

“Don’t lecture me on patriotism, Madam Speaker. I’ve served this country with distinction for 40 years. I’ve spilled blood for our nation. What have you, a self-serving elected official, done for your country?” Gen. Berger said.

Pelosi further enraged him by saying he was answerable to Congress.

“I answer only to the president, and as I understand it, Donald J. Trump is still president and commander-in-chief. I abide in the Constitution as it was written, not your interpretation of it,” Gen. Berger admonished Pelosi.

Quoting our source, “When her intimidation tactic failed to sway Gen. Berger, Pelosi tried a different tactic: Begging and flattery.”

However, we checked that General David H. Berger is one of 08 Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday publishing the message on U.S. Capitol Riot.

The message to U.S. troops from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The message to U.S. troops from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (General David H. Berger in the center)

The message says:

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 honor your continued service in defense of every American.

Message from Joint Chiefs on U.S. Capitol Riot
Message from Joint Chiefs (including General David H. Berger) on U.S. Capitol Riot

That’s why we think that the piece from Real Raw News is likely a fake news.

You can follow more information about General David H. Berger from his Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/CMC_MarineCorps

4 comments

  1. That’s why we think that the piece from Real Raw News is likely a fake news.

    👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 That’s it I’m self identifying as a journalist. I’m not doing any work and I want 75,000 a year starting.

  2. Any surprise this shows up at the top of google searches. Any surprise the headline is misleading to lure you in? It’s fake because you say it is 🤣

  3. General says, “fuck you, I only follow the president and the Constitution.“

    We believe this is false because they wrote a letter saying “we follow the president and the constitution”.

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