WAR ON WOKE: Roy, Rubio Drop Report Highlighting Pentagon Policies Weakening U.S. Military

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.22.22

Congressmen Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released an 18-page report on Monday entitled Woke Warfighters highlighting the destructive DEI policies weakening the U.S. Military; they say the White House’s “sustained assault fueled by woke virtue signaling” is “eroding our greatest source of security” in the world.

“Our military’s singular purpose is to ‘provide for the common defense’ of our nation. It cannot be turned into a left-wing social experiment,” Rubio and Roy wrote. “… It cannot be paralyzed by fear of offending the sensibilities of Ivy League faculty lounges or progressive pundits.”

From The New York Post:

The report was meant to lay the groundwork for the lawmakers’ forthcoming “Restoring Military Focus Act,” which would eliminate the Pentagon’s chief diversity officer position responsible for implementing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in the DoD.

In a statement unveiling the report, Rubio said the military “parroting woke nonsense” was “dumb” and “dangerous.”

“We need to spend more time thinking about how to counter Chinese aircraft carriers and less time thinking about pronouns,” he said.

The report heaped particular scorn on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for ordering a “stand-down”following last year’s Capitol riot to address “extremism” in the ranks.

“Foreign adversaries like China and Russia loved the stand-down,” Rubio and Roy alleged. “Their view was simple: the stand-down sowed further divisions in the United States and allowed them to tell their people that America’s government is a failure.”

They also pointed to the December 2021 report by the Pentagon’s Countering Extremist Activity Working Group that found “cases of prohibited extremist activity among service members were rare.”

“In fact, in a force of more than 2.1 million active and reserve forces, there were only 100 cases,” the lawmakers wrote.

More over at The Daily Mail:

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