Appearing on Fox News, Senator Tom Cotton fired back after associate professor of political science Lynne Chandler García revealed in an Op-Ed published in the Washington Post that she taught “Critical Race Theory.”
“As a professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, I teach critical race theories to our nation’s future military leaders because it is vital that cadets understand the history of the racism that has shaped both foreign and domestic policy,” García explained.
Cotton said “I read Professor Garcia’s op-ed. It’s clear she knows very little about our Constitution, which is typical of colleges these days. She has no business teaching the Constitution or political science to cadets at the Air Force. [Defense] Secretary [Lloyd] Austin has testified at least twice that our military does not teach, instruct, or condone critical race theory. So Miss Garcia should start looking for a different place of employment in my opinion.”
“Furthermore, it shouldn’t require an op-ed in The Washington Post or for a United States senator to make these inquiries for someone to exercise some oversight of what is being taught to our cadets at the service academy,” he continued. So I suspect General [Richard] Clark, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, and I will have a conversation soon about this. We should not be teaching and indoctrinating our cadets to believe that our military is a fundamentally racist institution. Who exactly is going to raise their hand and take an oath to defend our Constitution if you believe what Professor Garcia is teaching about it?”