Anonymous tip line 'flooded' with hundreds of complaints about 'woke' ideology in military, says Sen. Cotton

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A report from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, detailed efforts by the Biden administration to push woke ideology in the military and root out extremism.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., expressed his concern Tuesday about the report, which warned it's weakening the U. S. armed forces and pushing down "already low" recruitment numbers.

"We established our own anonymous tip line last year and we were flooded with hundreds of instances of inappropriate training sessions or other kinds of commentary or misplaced priorities in our military," Sen. Cotton said on "America's Newsroom" Tuesday.

Cotton said he's raised the issue numerous times with military and Pentagon leaders.

The diversity and equity efforts have highlighted critical race theory and gender identity theory among other woke initiatives.

"The liberal progressives have an effort to neuter our military, not just by cutting the budget, but by engaging in left-wing social engineering," Cotton said.

"A lot of these progressives seem to worry more about training social justice warriors than actual warriors trained to kill, or whether our drill sergeants are teaching soldiers the right pronouns as opposed to teaching them small unit combat tactics."

The report from GOP lawmakers found that "antiracist" approaches were used to teach soldiers about how to understand American society and acknowledge the county's racist past and present.... (Read more)