Ted Cruz Takes Apart State Department's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Over Shocking Hiring Email

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was in fine form on Tuesday. As we noted earlier, he got in a sweet dunk at Whoopi Goldberg and Hunter Biden.

But he also raised an incredibly significant issue during the questioning of a witness from the Biden State Department.


While he was asking about the State Department, it’s a question that likely needs to be asked across the Biden Administration — because the Biden Administration is likely trying to staff radicals across the departments.

Cruz was questioning State Dept Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley. She was appointed in April 2021, and he asked her what she did in instituting an “equity action plan.”

After she had instituted that, Cruz noted, a senior official wrote an email raising questions about what was coming up now in the hiring practices — people raising questions about not being able to hire candidates if they have a disability, are white men, are straight white men, or they are not of the “right” religion.

Cruz said he believed this was a mandate to discriminate that he thought was stemming from her. She claimed she’d never seen the email and said the practices were not happening at the State Department, but when Cruz pressed her on the email, she said she had never seen it before and that they were not overtly discriminating. She claimed they were trying to root out discrimination which she believed to be happening there. She kept smiling the whole time which was also weird — it’s not an issue to smile about.


Cruz noted that this particular discrimination was reportedly ongoing and that Abercrombie-Winstanley professed to be unaware of it. He said he was reminded of a line from “Office Space” — “What would you say that you do around here?” Her job is supposed to be about stopping discrimination, but Cruz contended he thought that her job, in practice, was to encourage this discrimination.

What was the concern of the Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)? That the email’s writer had not been identified. That’s called a whistleblower, Senator. How much do you want to bet that rather than addressing the problem being raised here, they go after the person who wrote the email?

We are already seeing our system faltering because of the failure to apply the law equally in terms of criminal prosecutions. Are we now seeing a failure of equality under the law in hiring as well? That should be of great concern if it is happening. Given the radical nature of the Biden team, I don’t doubt it for a minute.


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