Rep. Banks Questions Sec. Austin’s “No Drag Show” Testimony

Today, Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin regarding the Navy’s decision to pick a drag queen for its Digital Ambassador program, which was established to boost recruitment. Read Rep. Banks’ letter HERE.

Said Congressman Banks: “Secretary Austin claimed that the Biden DoD does not support drag shows. If he was testifying honestly then he has an obligation to discipline the officials who decided that sexually explicit content should be featured in the Navy’s Digital Ambassador program. There’s no doubt that Biden appointees are behind the Pentagon’s hard-left turn and Republicans on the Armed Services Committee will continue to question Secretary Austin about the divisive and woke insanity that’s helped drive recruitment to a historic low.”

At a March 29, 2023, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Secretary Austin testified that “drag shows are not something that the Department of Defense supports or funds.”

Rep. Banks has repeatedly criticized the Biden DoD’s embrace of far-left politics, in part because it has damaged the military’s image and contributed to the DoD’s historic recruiting shortfall.

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