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Rep. Boebert Takes Action to End Woke Navy Pledge

March 3, 2021

Washington, D.C.U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert (CO-03) spearheaded an effort to stop attempts by the Task Force One Navy to insert intersectional liberal ideology into the training regimen for sailors in the U.S. Navy.

Representative Lauren Boebert (CO-03) stated: “All of our men and women in uniform, including our brave sailors in the U.S. Navy, deserve to have the best tools needed to carry out their mission to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Unfortunately, liberal intersectional ideology undermines this mission. Our Armed Forces are built upon unity and teamwork, but intersectional philosophy depends on dividing people into warring victim groups. In order to stand up to China, Russia, and terrorists, our military needs to project strength, not cultural wokeness.” 

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) stated: “The Navy’s divisive ‘woke pledge’ to acknowledge intersectional identities threatens the fabric of our military, which has always united our servicemembers through the common theme of service to and love of our country. Radical Leftist orthodoxy has no place in the Navy or any other branch of our military. Patriotic Americans who hold traditional beliefs deserve to know if they will be welcomed into the Navy or if they must meet a certain level of victimhood in order to be accepted.”

Background:
Today, Representatives Lauren Boebert (CO-03), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), and Ralph Norman (SC-05) contacted Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker to raise concerns and ask him to stop attempts by the Task Force One Navy to insert intersectional liberal ideology into the training regimen for sailors in the U.S. Navy.

Task Force One Navy introduced the following pledge for sailors: “I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor in the Navy. I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities. I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments. I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.”

The introduction of acknowledging intersectional identities is concerning, since the military depends on the bonds of teamwork and cooperation, while intersectional philosophy depends on dividing people into different victim groups. Furthermore, it distracts from our military’s essential mission of defending the U.S. Constitution.

Rep. Boebert believes that rather than engaging in woke virtue signaling, military leadership needs to focus on securing the best equipment, medical care, and tactical training for our men and women in uniform. They represent the very best of America and they deserve the very best America has to offer—not intersectional philosophy that serves to divide them from their brothers and sisters in arms.

The full text of the letter is available HERE.

Issues:Defense