Army veteran and Texas candidate predicts defunding the military will be left’s next big push

Army veteran and Texas congressional candidate Wesley Hunt emphatically stated on ‘Fox & Friends’ Wednesday that a “push to defund the military” and the Department of Defense is the next big item on the horizon for the woke left.

Hunt sat down with host Pete Hegseth and laid out the left’s expanded agenda. He posits that racism and Critical Race Theory are being pushed and mandated in the military now and it will only get worse unless we put a stop to it.

“The way for us to end racism is not by teaching it and indoctrinating reverse racism. And, again, this is another push from the left to continue to divide this country based on racial lines. We see it in politics. If you’re a Republican, then you are inherently racist. We see it in Critical Race Theory,” he noted.

“We are seeing it now with our military. They are attacking us. You and I both know, Pete, our military is in fact a meritocracy and the only thing that matters is the man and woman to your left and right in accomplishing the mission that our country gives to us,” Hunt declared.

(Video Credit: Fox News)

Hunt’s statements are in reaction to a Washington Post column by retired Army colonel Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD) who proclaimed the criminal justice reform movement cannot “ignore the military.” He’s also calling for more diversity in the military’s leadership.

“The current military justice system… has put service members of color at a disadvantage and left them subject to a commander-controlled system they do not trust,” Brown claimed.

Hegseth went on to quote Brown further. “The current military justice system is not serving our country’s higher values of justice, equity, and fairness,” Brown posited.

Hegseth pointed out that everything has now gone from “equality” to “equity” which are two entirely different things. “It’s an equal outcome versus an equal opportunity,” he stated.

“When we were in the military, performance is what mattered. It didn’t matter what you looked like. My sister went to West Point, I went to West Point, so did my brother. We could all speak to what service means to us personally and it had nothing to do with what we looked like,” Hunt responded.

“But I also think this is actually a push to defund our military. We have divided our country by trying to defund the police and I think the next push is to defund the military, defund the D.O.D. And where does it end? And that’s why it’s very important for us to take back the House here in 2022, to stop this push,” he warned.

Hunt spoke of his father, who was a lieutenant colonel who came up in the 1960s,’70s, and ’80s. He noted that at that time we were culturally at a very different place. But that is no longer the case.

“The argument that we are more racist now than we were then is absolutely ridiculous. We have certainly evolved. We have certainly now got to a point where we focus more on the merit and the content of one’s character in our military. And that’s actually why we’ve gotten so far and we’ve come so far in such a really short period of time. So again, this is again a power grab for the left to divide this country on race. We’ve got to stop this,” he concluded.


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