Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) confronted Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on his controversial and abusive trainings he and the Biden Administration are implementing on the US military since January.
On Wednesday Matt Gaetz asked the Defense Secretary about his attempts to push critical race theory in the US military.
Lloyd Austin lied, saying, “We do not teach critical race theory. We don’t embrace critical race theory and I think that’s a spurious conservation. And so we are focused on extremist behaviors. And not ideology, not people’s thoughts, not people’s political orientation.”
This is a blatant lie.
Space Force unit commander Capt. Matthew Lohmeier was recently removed from his post for criticizing Marxism.
Gaetz then NAILED Lloyd Austin on his spurious responses.
Gaetz continued to lambaste Garrison over his Twitter history, noting one social media post where Garrison criticized former President Donald Trump, and another in which Gaetz accused him of making an “ethno-nationalist” reference to former President Barack Obama.
“Could you enlighten us as to what advice Mr. Garrison has given you, and are you concerned that while you testified publicly to our committee that the department doesn’t embrace critical race theory, you have hired someone who is precisely a critical race theorist?”
Austin responded that he has never personally reviewed Garrison’s tweets, but he never heard him described as a “critical race theorist” before.
“Let me just share one other thing that you brought up, Congressman, about the input that comes to me,” Austin said. “I trust my leadership, from top to bottom, that they will give me fair and balanced and unvarnished input. And for you to say that people are telling me what I want to hear — I get it, but I’m smart enough to know…”
“That does happen,” Gaetz interjected.
“Yeah, you know, maybe they’re telling you what you want to hear!” Austin countered.
Matt Gaetz won that round.
It helps that Gaetz was honest and used facts.