WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding the Department of Defense’s new rules to counter “extremism”:
“When questioned by the House Armed Services Committee in June, Secretary Austin could not define ‘extremism.’ After six months of study, the Pentagon has only muddled the issue more. These rules are ill-defined, could easily be abused, and will have the practical effect of further politicizing the force at a time when polls indicate confidence in the military is plummeting at an unprecedented rate. I urge the Department to focus more on warfighting and less on woke virtue signaling.”
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