Tom Cotton and Dan Crenshaw really have it in for Lloyd Austin. On Thursday, the senator from Arkansas repeatedly cut off the nation’s first-ever Black to hold the position, simply because he kept spewing vile and biased racial propaganda, under the guise of providing “context.” He forgets that on the battlefield, the bullets don’t care who fires them or who they hit. It shouldn’t be an issue but it’s a huge one to liberals.
Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas seriously picked on Imperial Palace Defense Minister Lloyd Austin, the brand new “woke” chocolate colored Pentagon leader. The cage match happened at a Senate hearing Thursday where the Senator was relentless about getting in Austin’s face.
He was cheesed off “over the Pentagon’s efforts to bolster diversity, equity and inclusion in the military.” Along with fiercely patriotic Representative Dan Crenshaw, the pair of combat veterans just launched a “web portal for ‘whistleblowers’ to report examples of ‘woke ideology’ in the military.” Austin couldn’t get a word in with dynamite.
Since they started the program, Cotton hammered at the liberal Defense leader, he and Crenshaw have received “several hundred whistleblower complaints.” He read some, right there and then in the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.”
Instead of Austin testifying, senators heard, “Mr. Secretary, we’re hearing reports of plummeting morale, growing mistrust between the races and sexes, where none existed just six months ago, and unexpected retirements and separations based on these trainings alone.” That’s not the senator speaking, he reminded Austin. “These are the words of your own troops.”
Cotton then attempted the impossible and demanded a “yes-or-no answer” on whether Secretary Austin really believes the military is a “fundamentally racist organization.” He’s on the record saying that.
“I won’t give you a yes-or-no answer on that, senator, because it deserves more than a yes or no,” Austin snapped back. He backed off just a little realizing where he was. “The military, like any organization, will have its challenges, but I do not believe it is a fundamentally racist organization.”
Why we have diversity
Okay then, how about a “yes-or-no answer on whether members of the military should be treated differently based on their “sex or the color of their skin?” Cotton demanded.
“Again, this question deserves more than a yes-or-no answer,” Austin sniveled. “I do not believe that, and that is why we have diversity, equity, and inclusion focus in the military.” The senator wasn’t buying it.
Cotton fired back an assertion that “the military for decades has been one of the institutions in this society where you are most likely to get ahead based on your own performance, on your own merit, irrespective of the color of your skin or where you came from or who your parents were.”
Austin couldn’t deny it. Even if he wanted to, because he couldn’t get a word in.
Austin can’t deny that the Pentagon is warmly embracing reading lists that include works on “critical race theories.” Cotton wanted to know if Austin “agreed with a quote in Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘How to Be an Anti-racist’ that ‘the only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination.
The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.'” The reason he asked is because that very book is “on a list of books recommended for Navy leaders to read.”