Fox News triggered after highest-ranking military officer calls out fake culture war: 'Go after their budget'
Fox News hosts were triggered Wednesday night after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was owned by military leaders calling out the absurdity of the fake culture war conspiracy around "critical race theory."
A slate of school board and city council meetings have turned into shoutings matches in the past week after Fox News announced its latest culture war issue. They've gone from being against masks to against vaccines to attacking Mr. Potato Head and Dr. Seuss, and now they've come up with a law school theory they've convinced viewers is being taught in Kindergarten.
Gen. Mark Milley, the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flattened Gaetz and conservatives who have waged war against intellectualism. They have passed local state laws that ban the teaching of things they can't even explain when the media asks them.
Milley put them in their place saying that reading something by a communist doesn't make him a communist.
Lashing out at Milley, Laura Ingraham told viewers of "The Ingraham Angle" that the military budget should be cut in retaliation.
Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) appeared on the show and nodded along with Ingrahm as she advocated slashing the military budget. It's unclear if Waltz supports defunding the military, he hasn't released a statement on it.
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wait I've always thought it was the commie socialists who want to defund the military https://t.co/sYE9BqJJag— George Conway (@George Conway) 1624502220.0
Oy. @IngrahamAngle wants to DEFUND THE MILITARY? https://t.co/QyCN7a1Uw5— Paulette Feeney (@Paulette Feeney) 1624502073.0
Fox "News" wants to cancel the military. https://t.co/hse9wzDYl7— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com) 1624502084.0
Laura Ingraham wants to cut the military budget to punish our service members. This is “conservative” thought now.… https://t.co/tXS2nrlA4U— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman) 1624501718.0
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that they'd fired a lieutenant who was at the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, reported KENS5.
Roxanne Mathai has been suspended for the past six months pending an investigation, but it was announced Wednesday she was being dismissed. Mathai is an avid Trump supporter who went to the rally and then walked to the Capitol. She posted photos and videos of the incident on her social media pages, leading Sheriff Javier Salazar to inform her he sent screenshots to the FBI.
"She was an excited Trump supporter at a historical rally," Mathai's attorney, Hector Cortes, said in Jan. "And, as everybody does these days on social media, she took pictures. She posted pictures of herself and her excitement on the way."
Mathai didn't appear to breach the Capitol or attack any other officers but it has still been a problem for the department.
"At some point the assembly became unlawful, and, at another point, she was still there, and she documented that with pictures," Sheriff Salazar explained. "We're going to hold her accountable for the most we possibly can."
She has filed a grievance against her dismissal, but the county's sheriff's office said the decision was upheld.
On Wednesday's edition of "Anderson Cooper 360," correspondent Jim Acosta said that former President Donald Trump feels "used" by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports that he and Ivanka Trump have distanced themselves from him as he continues to attack the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.
"It sounds like Jared and Ivanka are trying to treat Trump as the coffee boy. I never thought I would see that day," said Acosta. "I did talk to a long-time Trump adviser today who said, you know what, Trump feels used by Jared Kushner. There's a twist, Anderson, that I don't know if we would ever see — Trump feeling used in all of this."
"Listen, as for Jared and Ivanka trying to distance themselves, keep in mind, I don't want to go over all of the history in the last four years, but Jared was in charge of Middle East peace in the Trump administration. He had a heavy hand in the COVID response. He was working on, you know, the border wall. He was a campaign adviser and so on. There's no rehab tour. There's no PR spinning. There's no separation that can be put in place between Trump and Jared and Ivanka that is going to wash the blood of January 6th off of their designer suits. It's just not going to happen. And I think Jared and Ivanka can try this, but I don't think they're fooling anybody. I think a lot of people out there see their failures tied very tightly to the failures of former President Donald Trump."
"The other thing I will say, Anderson, you know, in all of this, Jared and Ivanka, they know what took place on January 6th," added Acosta. "They could tell all. They could tell the public how sorry they are about January 6th and what happened to this country. Until they do that, should anybody really take them seriously? I think not."
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