Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has accused the Department of Defense (DOD) of trying to “cover up” the review of a radical “diversity” chief because it will expose the Pentagon’s own “woke agenda.”
The DOD is almost two months overdue on its review of Kelisa Wing, the “equity, diversity, and inclusion officer” at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
The DoDEA operates schools for the children of service members.
The Pentagon launched a 30-day review of Wing in September after she was caught writing a series of racist anti-white social media posts.
Among the complaints was that Wing tweeted that she is “exhausted with these white folx.”
It was later reported that Wing promoted a “social justice” book for classrooms that trashes the heroes who gave their lives during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The book calls 9/11 first responders “menaces” and “not human.”
However, almost three months after the review was launched, the DOD has yet to announce its results.
“The findings are being presented to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness for decision,” DOD spokesperson Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman told Fox News.
Stefanik, chair of the House Republican Conference, sent a letter to the agency in November asking it to provide answers on how Wing’s anti-white views might be influencing U.S. military schools across the world.
But she said she has yet to receive any answers.
“DOD is refusing to answer my request to release their long-overdue review of radical Kelisa Wing and is attempting to shamefully cover up their radical woke agenda,” Stefanik told Fox News Digital.
“Our service-member families and the American people deserve to know what is going on in their children’s schools.”
Stefanik specifically asked the Pentagon about Wing’s alleged promotion of her published books while being employed by the DOD.
The question came in response to a report from OpenTheBooks, a nonprofit government watchdog group that found 11 schools run by the DoDEA carried 45 copies of Wing’s books.
Schwegman insists that Wing’s position “does not play any role in selection or procurement of library books or support materials.”
“This person is also not involved in curriculum selection or procurement,” Schwegman claims.
“Our focus remains on ensuring military-connected students, their families, and our employees have equitable access to opportunities and resources that support student achievement and readiness for college and careers.”
One of Wing’s children’s books is titled “What Does It Mean to Defund the Police?”
Wing promoted a book titled “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates on two separate occasions.
Coates writes in the book that 9/11 responders “were not human to me.”
Wing once tweeted, “this lady actually had the CAUdacity to say that black people can be racist too…
“I had to stop the session and give Karen the BUSINESS…
“[W]e are not the majority, we don’t have power.”
“Caudacity” is a slang term that means audacity that’s demonstrated by white people.
Another tweet from Wing said, “I am exhausted by 99% of the white men in education and 95% of the white women.
“Where can I get a break from white nonsense for a while?”
Stefanik said Wing’s case must be dealt with in a timely manner.
“It is long past time for the Department of Defense to release the findings of Kelisa Wing’s divisive and radical ideology she is imposing in our DoDEA schools and her own propaganda placed in DoDEA libraries, so America can have transparency and prioritize our military’s focus on strength rather than wokeness,” Stefanik said.