(UnitedVoice.com) – In 2020, the Pentagon reportedly sent a report to Congress warning about white supremacy in the ranks of the military. CQ Roll Call obtained a copy of the report and said the Armed Services is trying to figure out how to remove those extremists from the ranks. Some are concerned removing these soldiers could impact our combat readiness. But one congressman isn’t convinced it’s as big a problem as some people say it is.
On June 22, Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) told Newsmax’s “Stinchfield” that he thinks the idea that a “couple of dozen people” who have been kicked out of the military because of extremist views aren’t going to “affect the readiness of the” US military. He went on to say that he thinks it’s a “fabricated issue.”
Fallon said when he asked the military branches for the numbers of the people who were booted, the Army said it was nine people and the Marines said four. The Navy and Air Force did not respond to lawmakers for some reason. He said he’s been waiting for a “couple of months” to get those figures.
A handful of people expelled from the military does not affect the readiness of the United States.
— Rep. Pat Fallon (@RepPatFallon) June 24, 2021
Meanwhile, the congressman said that even though only a small number of soldiers have been expelled from the military, the Pentagon spent $600-$700 million to hold a one-day “stand down” talk to discuss a “problem that doesn’t exist.” Aren’t there other priorities the Pentagon should be focusing on?
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