Tucker Carlson has lashed out at The Pentagon claiming it has been overtaken by ‘woke’ military officials who are more concerned with identity politics than they are with protecting the safety of the American people.
In the opening monologue of his Fox News show Friday, the conservative pundit claimed that a new ‘diversity and inclusion plan’ published by the Special Operations Command is evidence that the military has become preoccupied with gender, race, and sexuality.
‘If you’re wondering whether our military leadership has gone woke, consider that question settled for good. The Pentagon is now the Yale faculty lounge, but with cruise missiles,’ Carlson tartly stated.
He implied that the strategic plan appeared likely to prioritize women, people of color and those from the LGBTQ community, even if they were not the most qualified.
‘The one thing we know about that plan is it will result in the dramatic lowering of standards within our elite ranks. It probably already has. How will that make America safer? The generals never said.’
Tucker Carlson has lashed out at The Pentagon claiming it has been overtaken by ‘woke’ military officials who are more concerned with identity politics than they are with protecting the safety of the American people
Meanwhile, the Special Operations Command recently appointed Richard Torres-Estrada as its new ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ chief – a move that has concerned Carlson.
The pundit points to Torres-Estrada’s Facebook page as evidence that he is a woke political activist whose interest in keeping America safe seems a secondary priority.
‘On his Facebook, you’ll find an attack on the police, you’ll find crude BLM propaganda, you’ll find a picture of Donald Trump holding a Bible in front of a church. Next to Trump is a photograph of Adolf Hitler. The point is, they’re the same. So, this is the guy who now oversees hiring for the SEALs,’ Carlson seethed.
Meanwhile, Carlson also critcized Joe Biden’s newly appointed Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin.
Austin, who is black, recently stated he would ‘fight hard to stamp out sexual assault and to rid our ranks of racists and extremists’.
Carlson alleges that Austin never defined what he meant by ‘extremism’, meaning that it could be used as a way to silence conservatives.
‘Lloyd Austin believes the real threat to America is not the Chinese government or paralyzed global trade. The real threat is people who didn’t vote for Joe Biden,’ Carlson claimed.
‘What you’re seeing is not an attempt to make the military better. What you’re seeing is a political purge of the military.’
The Special Operations Command recently appointed Richard Torres-Estrada as its new ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ chief – a move that has concerned Carlson
Meanwhile, Carlson also criticized Joe Biden’s newly appointed Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin
Carlson played a clip by Republican Matt Gaetz who also stated that Austin’s definition of ‘extremism’ was nebulous.
‘How long until MAGA hats are considered an extremist symbol? How long until Catholic or pro-life groups or those who believe in two genders are too extreme for the ruling Woke-topians?’ Gaetz asked in the clip.
‘Today is about nothing more than cancel culture coming for our military and it is disgusting.’
Carlson concurred stating: ‘Disgusting. Usually that’s hyperbole. In this case, it’s understatement.’
Carlson claims ‘woke’ officials have taken control of The Pentagon, compromising the safety of Americans
Friday’s segment wasn’t the first time that Tucker Carlson has hit out at the ‘woke’ Pentagon.
Last week, the star railed against the promotion of two female generals that were becoming combat commanders and the recently updated guidelines for maternity flight suits and permissible hair styles.
General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost of the Air Force and Lt. General Laura J. Richardson of the Army were nominated to lead two of the military’s combatant commands.
‘So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military,’ Carlson said.
‘While China’s military becomes more masculine as it has assembled the world’s largest navy, our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine, whatever feminine means anymore, since men and women no longer exist… Again, this is a mockery of the U.S. military and its core mission, which is winning wars,’ he added.
Last week, the star railed against the promotion of two female generals that were becoming combat commanders and the recently updated guidelines for maternity flight suits and permissible hair styles