WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Eric Schmitt sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin demanding answers on the Department of Defense’s expenditures and prioritization of diversity, equity, and inclusion positions within the United States Military:

“America’s adversaries will not be defeated by spending six figures to hire DEI administrators. The Department of Defense’s prioritization of DEI weakens America’s ability to challenge our adversaries by diverting resources from military preparedness to woke training. The military must be focused on confronting threats abroad with overwhelming superiority, and not waging culture wars at home,” said Senator Eric Schmitt.


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