Senator Ted Cruz criticized the National Security Agency (NSA) for creating a diversity, equity, and inclusion glossary that promotes Critical Race Theory and gender ideology.
Cruz emphasized that this focus on woke ideology could divert attention and resources from real security concerns.
He highlighted specific definitions in the glossary and expressed concern about the NSA’s priorities. (Trending: Biden Shamefully Removes God From National Address)
“This stuff is nonsense, it is garbage, it is poison. Do you know what it isn’t? National security,” Cruz pressed.
“How come nobody at the NSA got signals intelligence on Hamas planning the biggest mass murder of Jews since the Holocaust on October 7th? Maybe because instead, they were focused not only on Critical Race Theory, but also queer theory,” he said.
“There is nothing about this that is national security,” Cruz added.
“They are being driven by the Biden White House’s obsession with leftist woke politics,” he said before calling the administration “fundamentally unserious” and saying that the glossary “reads like a Saturday Night Live satire.”
The Senator’s comments come after Reps. Mike Waltz (R-FL) and Jim Banks (R-IN) wrote a letter to NSA Director Paul Nakasone that called into question the agency’s integrity.
Other Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Mike Waltz and Jim Banks, also raised questions about the NSA’s integrity and its focus on diversity and inclusion.
“Many of these definitions, when not incoherent, are deeply troubling,” the members wrote.
“This document raises questions about NSA’s hiring and contracting processes that deserve answers.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz warned about the consequences of ideological capture within the intelligence community.
“We need to put an end to it before we figure out what it looks like when the CRT regime is latched to the most exquisite spying and surveillance tools that have ever existed on the planet,” Gaetz said.