House Republicans Blame Biden’s DEI Implementation For Military Woes

With the world in turmoil and the U.S. military struggling with recruitment because of the inclusion of the so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) measures, two House Republicans are pointing the finger at one person: President Joe Biden.

Reps. Michael Waltz (R-FL) and Derrick Van Orden (R-WI), two military veterans, recently appeared on Fox News’ “One Nation with Brian Kilmeade,” where they outlined the White House’s “bad policy” regarding the military.

“This is just bad policy; it’s not a tsunami from nowhere or an act of God. It’s bad policy out of the White House,” Waltz said of the leftist DEI measures.

“At the end of the day, it has not deterred anyone. Our enemies are on the march because they smell weakness in this White House, and they see bad policy and bad priorities imposed on the greatest military the world has ever seen and one that should be feared by our allies and right now … is not respected worldwide,” he added.

“We are — and I want to put in perspective for people — over six years, the Biden administration wants to spend $280 million on DEI initiatives, which are something people should be doing already. Just treat people with respect,” Van Orden said, echoing Waltz’s comments.

Van Orden continued by saying he couldn’t recall a time in the military while he was serving when he asked anybody what their political beliefs were or what lewd behaviors they engaged in.

“But if you look at the United States military, right now we are mocked because leadership in the Pentagon and Joe Biden led us down a road where we have decreased lethality and made the world a dangerous place,” he added.

As of today, the U.S. military’s leadership, at the behest of the Biden administration, is more focused on spreading DEI falsehoods instead of training their troops despite today’s global affairs. As such, the military is heavily struggling to meet its recruitment goals.

In 2022, the Army reported that it fell short of its goal by 15,000 recruits, or 25%.

Likewise, the Navy had a tough time with recruitment, having failed to meet its goal by 20%, or 8,000 sailors, according to the Washington Examiner.