If these Generals are left leaning or gain the favor of the Democrats, they will be fine, no matter what their offenses. Nothing they do will matter. Just like Bill Clinton was never held accountable by the Democrats, no matter what disgrace he brought to the Oval Office, and now Bill Clinton is their hero, their biggest fundraiser.
But if these Generals are thought to be right of center, or Conservative, they are done for. The Democrats(press) will burn them at the stake. If there is political hay to be made, the Democrats will make it, no matter what.
Democrats stick with their people no matter what. Unless they decide that there is no gain politically in sticking with them.