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Navy Vets Condemn Drag Queen Recruiting Campaign



Knowledge Nuggets:

  • Ten House Republicans, all of them Navy veterans, led by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), have written to Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro seeking clarification on why the Navy chose a drag queen TikTok influencer as one of their “Digital Ambassadors” for recruitment.
  • The lawmakers expressed concern over the Navy’s selection of Joshua Kelley, an active-duty sailor who identifies as “nonbinary” and performs as drag queen “Harpy Daniels”. Kelley frequently posts videos on TikTok and Instagram, transitioning from his Navy uniform to drag costumes.
  • In the letter, the lawmakers criticize the “radical, reckless, and woke policies” of the Biden Administration’s Department of the Navy, which they believe deter potential recruits.
  • The lawmakers demand answers on the Navy’s recruitment strategies and Kelley’s selection as an ambassador by June 6, with a specific focus on the impact of Biden’s transgender policy on recruitment efforts.

Ten House Republicans and Navy veterans, led by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), are demanding answers from Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro regarding the Navy’s choice of a drag queen influencer on the Chinese app TikTok as one of its “Digital Ambassadors” for recruitment.

The group sent a letter to Del Toro expressing their concerns, particularly about the Navy recruiting an active-duty sailor who identifies as “nonbinary” and frequently posts videos on social media transitioning from his Navy uniform to his drag persona, “Harpy Daniels”. The lawmakers argue that such practices discourage potential recruits and undermine the Navy’s readiness.

Rep. Andrew Clyde commented, “Our servicemembers should be solely focused on maintaining the most deadly military force in the world, not dressing up in drag.”

The lawmakers also criticized the Biden administration for implementing “woke policies” across the U.S. military, including allowing transgender soldiers to use barracks, bathrooms, and showers of their “gender identity”. They questioned the administration’s definition of “qualified” individuals while endorsing a vaccine mandate that they claim risked the discharge of 75,000 troops.

The legislators have demanded that Del Toro provide information on recruitment and the Navy’s selection of Kelley as an ambassador by June 6. They asked for data related to the Navy’s fiscal year 2023 recruiting goals, the Navy Digital Ambassador Program, and Kelley’s selection, as well as the impact of Biden’s transgender policy on recruitment. They are also seeking information on the operational readiness of the Navy in light of a potential challenge from China over Taiwan.

“A woke military is a weak military…I urge Secretary Del Toro to swiftly address this critical question,” Clyde stated.

“A woke military is a weak military…I urge Secretary Del Toro to swiftly address this critical question,” Rep. Andrew Clyde




  1. Penelope

    May 19, 2023 at 7:36 am

    Oh, wait! Don’t shoot. My fingernails are still drying.

  2. Spencer

    May 19, 2023 at 7:37 am

    Pieces of shit to the core, may they burn eternally after long suffering prior to their demise.

  3. Charles Evering

    May 19, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Once again the brass at the top deliver blows to the rank and file in the Naval Service. After serving 25 years in the Naval service of this Greay Country I am TOTALLY disgusted with the the so called leadership in the Pentagon and Congress.

    • NavVet

      May 20, 2023 at 11:14 am

      I agree totally,as well as I believe Del Toro should be removed from the military and go back where he came from. Can’t guess where that is with that name. My Navy, 65 – 71 would never have accepted this kind of garbage. We where for America and it’s freedoms not queers in drag.CHARLES EVERING i am also disqusted with the leadership in the Pentagon and Congress. This country is going down hill rapidly under this administration.

  4. Neil Anderson

    May 19, 2023 at 8:05 am

    I was in the Navy from 67 to 69 and gays were not allowed in the Navy. If you were caught you
    would be kicked out of service.

  5. LMS

    May 19, 2023 at 9:24 am

    My grandfather and father fought in WWII and Korean war protecting this country and its people! I am sick to think they did this so their memories and awards are spit on by this garbage.

    To the navy, boys you better pull your heads out of your a—s and start taking a look at what the other countries, especially our enemies are traing their soldiers, and I can guarantee it is to kill, fight, weapons, and strategy NOT what some “F”ing pansy boy wants to put on to look like a girl. Either he mans up and you get your acts together or we can expect the enemy will find ways to destroy this country and it will be off this stupidity and they could easily snap this idiots neck! Is there anything that can possibly shame this country? No wonder the entire laughs at us. What a d–n circus! Pathetic! I am sorry our navy is turning out this garbage!

    • Robert

      May 19, 2023 at 9:39 am

      I got news for you most of the rank-and-file military find this whole situation disgusting.
      But you have to contend with the politicians pretending to be officers yanking the floor out from under the competent military members trying their best to do essentially damage control.
      So trying to be ready for when or enemies quit laughing and attack we might be ready. Notice I did say if. The biggest problem is the mis installed malfunction meat puppet that is currently the commander n chief. You might as well call him Benidict Arnold.

      • NavVet

        May 20, 2023 at 11:19 am

        Very good post Robert but he is not commander in chief, he is Dictator-in-Chief as well as TRAITOR IN CHIEF. His real name is Adolf Hitler Jr.

  6. Dan

    May 19, 2023 at 11:05 am

    If Secretary Del Toro was serious about this gender farce, he would be sitting in his office right now wearing a dress and a lot of makeup. Otherwise, the entire matter is strictly a political move to push the woke agenda down our throats. What a embarrassment to our Country, our People and our Flag to all other nations around the World.

  7. Edith

    May 19, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Plain disgusted!

  8. Stephen L. Claghorn

    May 19, 2023 at 11:47 am

    While I have always been proud of my Navy service I’m now having second thoughts about whether I would ever recommend it to anyone. I cannot imagine telling someone they should consider joining a Navy that has such incompetent leadership.

  9. Tom

    May 19, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Do those army boots come in stilettos?

  10. Katherine Szot

    May 19, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Civil unrest; NATO and UN troops come into the country to “keep the peace”. Who are the troops involved? Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, those that have put NATO sanctions on the U.S.

    We need to clean up the junk in Washington, or the world will come in and do it for us. Understand?

  11. Old wolf

    May 19, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    Never know they may just laugh our enemies to death and never fire a shoot saving millons on ammo

  12. David Veselenak

    May 19, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Like I wisely insist: REVOLUTION will be the SOLUTION, it always is against TYRANNY! BAA, BAA, BAA…

  13. John Wood

    May 19, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    Our current military has become a joke I am not sure that they could even defeat the French.

    • NavVet

      May 20, 2023 at 11:22 am

      I really wonder if the lot could defeat my dog.

  14. Tim Kuehl

    May 20, 2023 at 6:59 am

    It’s going to take decades to undue the disgusting damage Obama and Biden have inflicted on our military. Due to their policies that strengthened our enemies and especially Biden’s greed that enables China to systematically infiltrate the US, we don’t have decades.

  15. Mel Hanson

    May 21, 2023 at 1:44 am

    OMG! This is such a disgrace to our Men & Women who has fought and lost their lives protecting the U.S. This administration has made a laughing stock out of our great country. All this Transgender BS has got way to far out of control. It just makes me sick seeing what’s taking place

  16. Bob

    May 21, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    Reminds me of Dec 7 1941 when all our Battle ships were in Pearl Harbor when we were expecting an attack from Japan. How do I know this? My Father was stationed there. Same type of Leadership at that time as we have today. No Common Sense! From a 91 year old Vet whose father and Grandfather Retired as Maj. AND, I agree 100% with Mel Hanson.

  17. Ray Grimes

    May 21, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    Next thing you know the Navy will bring back sodomy and buggery on the high seas. Putting a whole new spin on blow the man down. Can’t wait for the lash. This time it will be velvet and not leather. God help us. Biden and his administration are evil. They are destroying the body and soul of this country. I no longer give THIS government my consent.

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