When questioned by Republicans in the House Armed Services Committee about critical race theory in the military, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responded by defending the practice and suggesting that Jan. 6 was caused by “White rage.”
In a nearly two minute diatribe, Milley ascertained, “On the issue of critical race theory … I do think it’s important for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read … It is important that we train and we understand.”
“I want to understand white rage and I’m white and I want to understand it,” Milley continued and he then appeared to take a shot at the Trump supporting Republicans he was responding to, “What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America?”
Milley explained, “I’ve read Mao Tse-tung. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist, So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?”
“I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers … of being ‘woke’ or something else because we’re studying some theories that are out there. It matters to our military and the discipline and cohesion of this military,” Milley concluded.
‘I Want To Understand White Rage’: Joint Chiefs Chairman Defends Teaching CRT, Rips ‘Offensive’ Criticisms Of ‘Woke’ U.S. Military https://t.co/FJnKUubVyA— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 23, 2021
U.S. House Rep Mike Waltz (R-FL), one of the two congressmen who brought up the issue, made his position on the matter clear in a tweet.
“Our enemy’s bullets don’t care about the color of our skin, just the flag on our shoulder. Critical Race Theory is incredibly dangerous and destructive to morale and unity — and SHOULD NOT be taught to our military’s future leaders. Period,” Waltz declared.
Our enemy’s bullets don’t care about the color of our skin, just the flag on our shoulder.— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) June 23, 2021
Critical Race Theory is incredibly dangerous and destructive to morale and unity — and SHOULD NOT be taught to our military’s future leaders. Period. https://t.co/i3ILkcyh1e
Later, Waltz responded to an headline that attempted to downplay the issue as simply being a product of “right-wing uproar.”
Waltz tweeted a screenshot of the headline and said, “Hey Reuters, this isn’t ‘right-wing uproar.’ I’m hearing directly from very concerned parents, cadets, soldiers, and veterans about CRT teachings that America is inherently evil.”
“Get outside your media bubble,” Waltz urged.
Hey Reuters, this isn’t ‘right-wing uproar.’ I’m hearing directly from very concerned parents, cadets, soldiers, and veterans about CRT teachings that America is inherently evil. Get outside your media bubble. pic.twitter.com/PvMJlvjG0F— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) June 23, 2021
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