WATCH: Boebert Makes Fiery Move To ‘Trans’-ition Defense Sec. Pay to $1

Eric Scheiner | September 27, 2023
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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) asked for Assistant Secretary of Defense Shawn Skelly to have his pay cut to a single dollar on the House floor Wednesday.

Stating that Skelly is a “delusional man thinking he is a woman,”  Boebert noted that Skelly is “failing at his job” and “embodies and espouses the wokeism that’s causing significant harm to our military readiness and troops’ morale.”

Boebert proposed an amendment to decrease Skelly's pay to one dollar.

Boebert focused on Skelly’s role in the “disastrous and shameful withdrawal from Afghanistan” and stated that he “is failing at his job and the basic responsibilities on his watch."

"The Army missed their recruiting goal by 15,000 soldiers last year, and all other branches were forced to dig deep into their pools of delayed entry applicants to meet their recruitment goals," Boebert said. "On top of that, the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard are all expected to fall short of their recruitment goals this year.” 

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Boebert continued, “This delusional man, thinking he is a woman, embodies and espouses the wokeism that is causing significant harm to our military readiness and troop morale. The military shouldn't be focused on this this woke agenda and combating climate change.”

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) spoke in opposition to Boebert, saying, “I am never going to vote to lower a woman’s salary.”

Boebert fired back, “I guess delusion runs deep in the Democrat Party. I would go on the record to say that science is a friend in this case and, sure, if you want to call Mr. Skelly a her, his chromosomes are still XY, and we trust the science over here rather than delusion and playing dress up and imaginary games with our military readiness. Our military needs to be lethal and able to defend our national security, not pander to the woke extremist left and make up fairy tales.”

Boebert’s amendment passed the initial voice vote in the House.

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