Rep. Jackie Speier Says Troops With A Certain Skin Color Need Additional Screening
A Democratic representative is urging the federal government and Department of Defense in particular to screen the social media accounts of U.S. service members and other "individuals with sensitive roles" for ties to white supremacist and far-right groups.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, wrote in a letter to President Biden and his top Defense chiefs obtained by Politico that the federal government must do more to weed out far-right views and white supremacist sympathizers in the armed forces and other areas of government.
"Perhaps most importantly, DoD and the U.S. Government at large are not effectively screening servicemembers and other individuals with sensitive roles for white-supremacist and violent-extremist ties," she wrote in the letter.
"This gap is inexcusable," she added. "Social media is not viewed during the military's accessions process or even as part of the background investigations process for security clearances."
Sounds pretty racist if you are going to target one skin color of people to have additional screening.
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