Daines: Biden Defense Department Focus on Race and Gender Destroys American Ideals, Morale and Weakens Military Recruitment
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced an amendment to mandate the Department of Defense (DoD) base its promotion, selection, assignment and other personnel decisions on merit and not race and gender. The Biden Defense Department advocates for using DEI criteria as a “necessity” and considers it a “force multiplier.” It also sets numerical racial quotas in its recruiting applicant pools. “Gender and race-based discrimination has no place in America and especially not in the military. For decades our military has shown the world that people of diverse backgrounds can unite around a common purpose of serving an ideal higher than themselves and protect our freedom.