Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is a very controversial pick for the position to lead the fighting men and women who protect the United States of America. At a time when America’s enemies- Russia, Iran, and China- are building massive fighting forces, American military leadership appears to be laser-focused on pushing concepts, theories, and attitudes that weaken our military and make our military less popular with the citizenry, and one DC insider has had enough.
Join Our Telegram Chanel Here: Donald Trump News
“You guys have been blowing a lot of calls lately on matters of strategy, Mr. Secretary,” Matt Gaetz said to Austin. “You guys told us that Russia couldn’t lose, you told us the Taliban couldn’t immediately win. And so I guess I’m wondering, what in the $773 billion that you’re requesting today is going to help you make assessments that are accurate in the face of so many blown calls?”
Firebrand, American First incumbent candidate in 2022, Matt Gaetz, recently got into a very intense exchange over Ukraine as the GOP Rep. claims West Point is ’embracing critical race theory’ while the rest of the world seems to be ‘developing more capabilities’ during a Tuesday House Armed Services Committee.
Gaetz dove in on Austin off by referencing a lecture at the National Defense University from Thomas Piketty “Responding to China: The Case For Global Justice and Democratic Socialism.” The congressman asked Austin if he supported socialism as a strategy against China. The secretary said he was not familiar with the lecture but did not “agree with embracing socialism.”
Gaetz said that if Austin did not agree with that position, why would someone be brought in to discuss socialism instead of having people learn about “strategy about how to combat our enemies[.]”
“I’m embarrassed by your leadership, I am not embarrassed for my country,” US Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FLA) said, making headlines pop all over the media for his classic confrontation between government and military.
Gaetz said that the military leadership is guilty of showing ‘wokeism’ at a high important point in American history.
He said they should be more concerned about doing better after those ‘blown calls’ over Ukraine, Afghanistan, and China, but Austin hit back, saying the Republican sounded embarrassed by his country, which was a classic leftist -bait and switch- to not address the issue at all, or Gaetz’s
legitimate concerns at all.
Gaetz made the statements during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday, where Gaetz accused the military of being so busy embracing ‘critical race theory and socialism that they had failed to predict the rise of the Taliban, giving them a strong rebuke for failure to protect American interests.
Austin was appearing with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to answer questions about the Pentagon’s proposed $773 billion budget for next year.
Gaetz said that the military had overestimated Russian performance in Ukraine and allowed the US. to fall behind China, all things that are a great concern for the American people, as they watch the military fall back and promote alternative sexual lifestyles, rather than protesting warriors or safeguarding our borders, or financial interests.
Austin appeared to be taught and unprepared for any blowback about his controversial moves, while in leadership, as he appeared before the tightly important Committee.
Austin insisted the U.S. still had the most effective fighting force in the world, which most people would agree may be true because of the nature of the men and women who volunteer to protect America, and not due to the character faults and the disastrous agenda of Austin.
“Again, this is the most capable, the most combat critical force in the world it has been and it will be so going forward,’ Austin said as Gaetz challenged his leadership, completely ignoring the national concerns over Critical Race Theory and other social justice movements that Austin has ushered in.
‘This budget allows us to do that,’ Austin said begging Congress for more money for his personal social agenda.
Not if we embrace socialism,’ interrupted Gaetz, in a heated blow to both Austin and Democrat Joe Biden.
‘The fact you are embarrassed by your country … ‘ continued Austin, before being cut off again, being rude and hostile and showing a total lack of respect for the people’s representative.
‘Oh, no, I’m embarrassed by your leadership,’ said Gaetz. ‘I’m not embarrassed for my country, Gaetz said.
‘I wish we weren’t losing to China,’ Gaetz jabbed at Austin.
Join Our Telegram Chanel Here: Donald Trump News
Gaetz then accused the U.S. military of falling behind, citing a failure to deter Russia from invading Ukraine, and losing ground to China when it comes to hypersonic weapons.
“What do you mean, we’re behind in hypersonics?” Austin challenged. “How do you make that assessment?”
Gaetz said he based his assessment on China “fielding hypersonic weapons systems while we are still developing them,” as well as Russia’s claim that they used one in their invasion of Ukraine.