“This is a Reichstag moment… The gospel of the Führer,” Milley allegedly said to his aides according to CNN. The comments were allegedly made from excerpts in the upcoming book I Alone Can Fix It by Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker.Check out what Breitbart reported:
Milley was worried Trump was stoking unrest in the days before the January 6 riot and that he would use it as an excuse to invoke the Insurrection Act and “call out the military,” according to CNN.
“They may try, but they’re not going to f**king succeed,” Milley reportedly said. “You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns.”
Milley also reportedly told aides ahead of a pro-Trump “Million MAGA March” in November that he feared it could be the “modern American equivalent of ‘brownshirts in the streets,’” referring to the pro-Nazi militia supporting Hitler’s rise.
Breitbart News reached out to Milley’s spokesman for comment on Wednesday afternoon but did not receive a response.
The official did state that Milley is “not going to sit in silence while people try to use the military against Americans,” and that while he “‘tried his hardest to actively stay out of politics,’ if the events that occurred brought him into that arena temporarily, ‘so be it.’”
The book also details conversations Milley had with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after President Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
“We are all trusting you,” she said. “Remember your oath.” The two even talked about the possibility that Trump would use nuclear weapons after the January 6 riot.
Milley appeared to refer to Trump supporters as Nazis when planning for President Joe Biden’s inauguration: “Here’s the deal, guys: These guys are Nazis, they’re boogaloo boys, they’re Proud Boys. These are the same people we fought in World War II. We’re going to put a ring of steel around this city and the Nazis aren’t getting in.”
Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly personally thanked Milley: “We all know what you and some others did.”
The book concludes with Milley describing relief there had not been a coup, telling Michelle Obama at the inauguration: “No one has a bigger smile today than I do. … You can’t see it under my mask, but I do.”
Milley has become the subject of national controversy, after defending teaching critical race theory in the military during a House Armed Services Committee hearing last month.