The Department of Defense (DOD) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) administrator was reportedly reassigned Thursday after Republicans revealed her controversial tweet.
Admin Kelisa Wing has tweeted derogatory remarks against white people over the past year. At the request of House Republicans, the Pentagon has initiated a 30-day Wing review of her statements dating back to Sept. 19. report.
Undersecretary of Defense Gilbert Cisneros Jr. said her reassignment was for restructuring purposes, not “disciplinary,” according to the New York Post. Republican New York Representative Elise Stefanik believes her party has made a position switch after publicly announcing a now-deleted tweet.
“I [Republicans] shed some light on this,” Stefanik said.
🚨🚨 Biden’s Pentagon must answer to the radical and awakened brainwashing forced into our military schools.
I work to uncover the truth.
Watch 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/NoZ6x0uypR
— Rep. Ellis Stefanik (@RepStefanik) March 23, 2023
Stefanik read one of Wing’s tweets to Cisneros, who also serves as CEO, during Thursday’s hearing. Cisneros condemned the statement made in the tweet. (Related: ‘Unacceptable’: Rep. Stefanik calls on defense officials to read out and condemn diversity chief’s racist tweets)
“I’m so exhausted by these white people in these PD sessions. Tweet Read on, the outlet pointed out.
The Pentagon initially did not respond to Stefanik’s letter in September, but responded in November after receiving a follow-up letter to House Republicans informing them of an investigation, New York said. The Post reported.
The Department of Defense is calling for enhanced DEI programs and initiatives to “indoctrinate” the military with diversity programs. Her four witnesses who attended the hearing said the DEI had a positive impact on her selection of recruitment, retention, and command.