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    West Point Grad Congressman Says He Has ‘Zero Time’ for Complaints About Woke Military, Focused on China

    West Point Grad Congressman Says He Has ‘Zero Time’ for Complaints About Woke Military, Focused on China

    The first West Point graduate to represent the academy in Congress — a Democrat — is warning Republicans against using the academies in their planned war on “wokeness.”

    In an interview Monday with Military.com, Rep. Pat Ryan, D-N.Y., argued political attacks such as accusations of “critical race theory” infiltrating the military academies undermine public trust in the military and distract from preparing the services to compete with .

    “Especially at a time of great global risk and change and uncertainty between China and and everything else, we need to be the adults in the room here. We need to be the ones thinking not about scoring political points or what's gonna get you more likes on Twitter or hits on Fox News,” he said.

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    “I have zero time for the political distractions and BS, and I will very aggressively call that out,” he added. “The ultimate irony to me, a lot of people calling this out haven't spent a single day in uniform, and I think that certainly shows in how they've conducted themselves.”

    Ryan, a self-described “red shirt freshman” who expects to return to the House Armed Services Committee this Congress after his short stint at the end of last year following a special election, spoke with Military.com by phone about his military and veteran priorities this year. He spoke a day after holding a…

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