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Biden’s Department of Defense Reportedly Filled With Glee of Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Exit

Tucker Carlson regularly criticized the war in Ukraine and the wokeness of high ranking U.S. military officials.

Pentagon officials, who spoke to Politico with anonymity, reportedly are filled with glee that Carlson won’t be embarrassing them on his nightly program any further.

“We’re a better country without him bagging on our military every night in front of hundreds of thousands of people,” a senior official in Joe Biden’s Department of Defense said.

“Good riddance,” said a second Department of Defense official.

Tucker Carlson’s response to Department of Defense officials celebrating his departure from Fox New?

“Ha! I’m sure.”

From Politico:

The tension between the former cable host and Pentagon leadership isn’t new. Carlson drew the ire of top DoD officials early in the Biden administration for personal attacks on a number of military leaders, as well as ridiculing the armed forces’ efforts to increase diversity. A slew of conservative leaders quickly followed Carlson’s lead, giving rise to a small but vocal minority that to this day continues to hammer DoD officials, saying they’re focusing personnel policies at the expense of preparing for war. The Pentagon says only a small percentage of troops’ time is spent on diversity training.

Most memorably, Carlson’s remarks disparaging female service members in March 2021 prompted a rare rebuke from then-Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby.

After President Joe Biden announced new efforts to recruit and keep women in the service — including designing new body armor, updating requirements for hairstyles and the nominations of two female generals to become combatant commanders — at a White House ceremony, Carlson accused the commander in chief of making a “mockery” of the troops.

“So, we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military,” he said.

In response, Kirby took a rare swipe at the Fox News host.

“What we absolutely won’t do is take personnel advice from a talk show host or the Chinese military,” Kirby said during a briefing with reporters, adding that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin “shares the revulsion” of others who criticized Carlson’s remarks.

Joe Biden’s military needs no assistance from Tucker Carlson to make a mockery of itself.

Instead of focusing on protecting the country, Biden’s military has emphasized equity, diversity, and inclusion.

None of those variables will help the military perform its function, protecting Americans from foreign and domestic enemies.

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) said it perfectly with this tweet.

“Every ‘senior Pentagon official’ who commented on this story while hiding behind anonymity is a coward,” Vance wrote.

“Call me old fashioned, but senior military officials should maintain neutrality about hot button political topics. And they certainly shouldn’t run to one media outlet to gossip—anonymously—about another,” he added.


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