House GOP members led by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) want to know exactly how much taxpayer money the Department of Defense is using to promote Pride Month, The Daily Caller reports. The Congressmen want a financial breakdown and are concerned the spending on social initiatives may affect military preparedness.
“On several social media accounts associated with the U.S. military, the DOD has highlighted initiatives related to Pride Month, including the Air Force’s LGBTQ Initiative Team, which is intended to ‘identify and address issues impacting diversity and inclusion.’ The Air Force also canceled a Drag Queen Story Hour at Ramstein Air Force Base following public criticism from Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,” The Daily Caller reports.
“The Department of Defense must be focused on the growing threats facing our nation,” the thirteen Republicans wrote to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. “Your department’s budget is consistently among the highest in the federal government and while you consistently ask Congress for more funding, you’ve chosen to use it to promote social programs instead of advancing military preparedness.”
“The Left’s woke LGBTQ agenda has infiltrated the U.S. military under the Biden regime,” Biggs said in a statement to the Daily Caller. “The U.S. military is designed to defend our nation and our freedoms. However, it is unacceptably using taxpayer money to advance a social agenda and virtue signal.”
EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans Slam Defense Secretary For Focusing On Pride Month, ‘Woke LQBTQ Agenda’
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