Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said America’s troops are being indoctrinated with the lie that “the entire U.S. army is racist’” and that the country they represent is “a fundamentally racist and evil nation.”
“I have received, along with Congressman Crenshaw, several hundred whistleblower complaints about Pentagon extremist and diversity training,” Cotton said Thursday during a Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing.
Cotton reported these trainings are leading to “plummeting morale, growing mistrust between the races and sexes where none existed just six months ago, and unexpected retirements and separations.”
“These are not my words,” Cotton emphasized, “These are the words of your own troops.”
Cotton said officers are leaving their positions, in response to the indoctrination: “One marine told us that […] a military history training session was replaced with mandatory training on police brutality, white privilege, and systemic racism. He reported that several officers are now leaving his unit, citing that training.”
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