Congressman Van Drew Issues Statement on Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller Being Held in Military Jail

September 29, 2021
Press Release
Contact: Ashley Brown (202) 225-6572

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement regarding Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller being held in military prison while he awaits a preliminary hearing. 

"Lieutenant Colonel Scheller is a patriot who fought for and defended our great nation," said Congressman Van Drew. "Demanding accountability for the botched withdrawal of Afghanistan does not warrant him being arrested and taken to military jail. Lieutenant Colonel Scheller does not deserve to be placed in solitary confinement when he has yet to be charged with any wrongdoing and when no trial date is in sight. Our country is the greatest in the world because we are allowed to speak out and voice our opinions on current events. Lieutenant Colonel Scheller's family deserve answers and transparency on this situation - we all do."