Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced that, following her advocacy, the Department of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, is launching a review of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Kelisa Wing after exposing her racist, woke posts.
This week, Stefanik and Congressman Scott Franklin (R-FL) demanded answers from the Pentagon regarding troubling statements made by Kelisa Wing.“Following House Republicans' advocacy, the Department of Defense will conduct a review of DoDEA’s woke diversity chief and her history of divisive rhetoric,” Stefanik said. “The fact that Ms. Wing’s history of advocating for extreme woke ideologies was not uncovered, or worse ignored, must be remedied. The Department of Defense must realign their priorities away from woke ideologies and back to strengthening our national defense. Our military’s focus should be keeping our nation safe, and I am committed to ensuring our service members are fully equipped to defend our country from the host of threats we face around the world. Right now, as the Pentagon fails to fill our military ranks and our adversaries around the world rapidly increase their capabilities, the Department of Defense has routinely prioritized adhering to woke ideologies instead of strengthening our national defense. This is shameful and an insult to the brave men and women who selflessly serve our nation. I am committed to continuing to work to restore Americans’ trust in our military by providing our service members with the resources needed to win our nation’s wars and support their families.”