Congressman Roy instructs DoD to keep records of taxpayer money used on Pride Month events

WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, Representative Chip Roy (R-TX-21) called on Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to provide a full accounting of the department resources that will be used to impose woke gender ideology on America’s men and women in uniform during the month of June.

Rep. Roy’s request follows the Department of the Air Force memo that empowered Installation Commanders to “plan and conduct appropriate activities in honor of Pride Month.”

“It has come to our attention that the Department of Defense (DoD) will once again divert American families’ tax dollars away from advancing its mission to ‘deter war and ensure our nation’s security’ to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) events during the month of June 2023,” Rep. Roy wrote.

“As our nation faces threats around the globe, the DoD should be solely focused on mission critical activities that advance military readiness and lethality to deter and, if necessary, to defeat our adversaries,”the letter continues.“Expending vital resources on this type of political maneuvering, most apparent during the month of June, is inconsistent with the national security interests of the United States and is an inexcusable use of taxpayer dollars.”

“Despite plummeting recruitment numbers and pushback from Congress, DoD appears adamant about spending taxpayer dollars to impose this blatantly political agenda on our men and women in uniform,” Rep. Roy concludes. “We believe the American people deserve a full accounting of the resources that DoD expends on these contentious initiatives during the month of June.

Read the full letter here.

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