In an interview last week with right-wing radio host Mark Levin, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) called for high-ranking military leaders to resign their posts, rather than follow the orders of the Obama administration’s recently announced reorganization of the Armed Forces:
LEVIN: Seems to me, if I'm one of the highest-ranking generals or admiral in the Navy, and so forth, and this was being done to my force structure – that is, to my men and women in uniform, I might think about stepping out. You know what I mean? Moving on to another career and saying, "Why?"
WEST: I absolutely understand what you're saying. And you know I've had a lot of people ask me about that, because the responsibility of our senior generals has to be to the men and women in uniform. And they have to be very careful about blindly following a Commander-in-Chief that really does not have the best intent for our military. And I think that when you understand that President Obama said he was going to fundamentally transform the United States of America, you're seeing him destroy our economy, and now you're seeing him destroy our military capability.
West also added during the conversation: “What you’re saying, and what I’m saying, is that — your silence is consent.”