Rep. Chip Roy Introduces Bill to Eliminate Diversity Positions at Pentagon

Congressman Chip Roy (R-Texas) has introduced legislation that would eliminate any and all “diversity” positions within the Department of Defense.

According to the Daily Caller, Roy’s bill, titled the “Restoring Military Focus Act,” would eliminate such positions as the “Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer” and “Senior Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion,” among others, which were created purely for the purpose of increasing indoctrination efforts by way of identity politics, as well as hiring more minorities even if they are not qualified.

The bill would also ban future funding for the creation of any further positions of a similar nature.

“The Pentagon’s job is to develop our men and women in the Armed Forces into a united, lethal, and battle-ready force to defeat our enemies and defend our interests,” said Congressman Roy said in a statement. “It is not supposed to be a woke social engineering experiment wrapped in a uniform. The American people gave House Republicans the power of the purse in November; we need to deliver on our promises and restore mission focus to our Armed Forces.”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) voiced his support for Roy’s bill, stating that “our military should be focused on protecting our national security, not on promoting woke nonsense. The current direction we are heading in is dangerous. If we don’t reverse course, we risk jeopardizing our military strength, national interests and security.”

One such appointed individual is Richard Torres-Estrada, who was made the “Chief Diversity Officer” of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Torres was suspended for a brief period of time during an investigation into his social media history, which included a post in June of 2020 openly comparing then-President Donald J. Trump to Adolf Hitler; Torres was recently reinstated following the conclusion of the investigation.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 25: Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, conducts a news conference with members of the House Freedom Caucus outside the Capitol to oppose the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, on Thursday February 25, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)