Rep. Bob Good: Democrats Smeared Military as White Supremacists to Justify Lloyd Austin Confirmation

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin participates in a ceremonial swearing-in with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris (not pictured) in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. On Monday, President Biden signed an executive order repealing the ban on …
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Democrats denigrated the U.S. military by framing the armed forces as plagued by “white supremacy” and “white nationalism,” noted Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.

Good recalled remarks Democrats made on the House floor regarding retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin’s confirmation hearings for the position of defense secretary. Democrats described Austin’s race as relevant to his heading of the Pentagon.

Good stated, “Democrats said on the House floor that because of the white supremacy problem within our military, because of white nationalism in our military, because of these racist hate groups that dominate our military, we’ve got to appoint an African-American to secretary of defense to bring diversity and inclusion leadership into the military.”

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“The military is one of the most diverse components of our society,” Good added. “It was ahead in diversity going back decades, and to smear and besmirch the integrity of our military as a justification for an appointment that the president wanted to make, that was said  on the House floor by the Democrat Party just this past week. How terrible their view of our military.”

The Senate voted 69-27 on Thursday to pass a waiver for Austin to the law requiring defense secretaries be retired for more than seven years. Austin retired from the military in 2016.

Good said, “On the House floor, the Democrats who were advocating for a waiver — [Austin] has not been retired from the military for seven years, he’s only been retired for four or five years, they wanted a waiver for that — but the justification they gave was really to smear and besmirch our military.”

Austin committed to ridding the military of “racists and extremists” during his confirmation hearings, echoing rhetoric of leftists and Democrats framing the armed forces as pathologized by “white supremacy.”

Pollak asked about deployment of the national guard to Washington, D.C., for presidential inauguration. He said, “Tell us a little bit about how the National Guard have been treated. We’ve seen them used as a prop by the first lady and by [Nancy] Pelosi and so forth. Are they being treated well?”

Good replied, “Absolutely a disgrace in how they were treated. There’s 25,000 or so brought in, in what seemed to be just a political stunt, [as if] that number needed to be present at the inauguration. There was nobody at the inauguration, hardly. It was a small event obviously … but you had these 25,000 [troops]. It looked like the war zone in terms of the military presence.”

Good recalled Rep. Steve Cohen’s (D-TN) characterization of white male service members as a threat to national security as illustrative of a broader disdain for military personnel among Democrat politicians.

Pollak noted President Joe Biden removed flags of the different U.S. military branches from the White House. Fox News reported, “One change the Biden administration made was to remove the military flags that had been on display during Donald Trump’s term in office.

Breitbart News Sunday broadcasts live on SiriusXM Patriot 125 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

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