ICYMI: Tuberville op-ed: “Biden is Infecting Our Military With Woke Politics While the World Implodes”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) penned an op-ed in The Daily Caller following the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) passing this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In the piece, Sen. Tuberville laments how the Biden administration’s insertion of politics into the military has left our nation in “one of the most vulnerable positions it has been in since the Cold War.” Sen. Tuberville explains how the Senate NDAA takes a step in the right direction by cutting funding for woke social programs to allow the U.S. military to refocus on being the most lethal fighting force in the world.

Read excerpts below or the full op-ed here

“For decades, support for the U.S. military was one of the few topics that brought Republicans and Democrats together. Each year, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees drafted a bill called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorized funding for the military and established policy priorities for the Department of Defense (DOD).

Historically, these bills have been largely bipartisan as both parties were united in the belief that the United States military should be the most lethal fighting force in the world. 

Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. Under President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, our military has been infiltrated by woke politics that have become a massive distraction from their mission. And this has resulted in detrimental impacts to military readiness and lethality.

Biden has weaponized the DOD to serve as a tool for his radical political agenda. He has mandated divisive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training, mandated that taxpayer dollars fund costs associated with elective abortions and gender transition surgeries for servicemembers and fired more than 8,000 able-bodied troops for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Thanks to Biden’s complete lack of leadership on the world stage, the United States is in one of the most vulnerable positions it has been in since the Cold War.

When Biden made the disastrous decision to prematurely withdraw from Afghanistan, abandoning our allies and costing the lives of 13 American servicemembers, a clear message was sent to our adversaries: Now is your opportunity.

Since then, his foreign policy of appeasement has led to wars all over the world, endangered global trade and put our troops in harm’s way. This completely preventable situation, in addition to our wide-open borders, has imperiled our nation to a degree not seen in my lifetime.

Now, more than ever, we need a military that is 100% focused on protecting our country and enhancing national security — not on implementing Biden’s woke agenda.”

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.