Richard Torres-Estrada, the Pentagon’s new diversity chief has been “reassigned” after comparing Trump to Adolph Hitler, according to Fox News.
SOCOM is investigating the social media activity of Torres-Estrada only days after he was announced as the new head of diversity and inclusion.
SOCOM head Gen. Richard Clarke is looking into the matter reported John Kirby.
Torres-Estrada posted an image of Trump holding a Bible next to an image of Hitler on social media.
“Obviously, we take the need to promote diversity and inclusion seriously here in the department,” Kirby said. “The secretary has spoken to that many times. And we certainly want that work to be transparent, to be credible, to be effective, and of course professional.”
USSOCOM welcomes our new Chief of Diversity & Inclusion, Mr. Richard Torres-Estrada. We look forward to his contribution in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of #SOF through diversity of talent, helping us recruit the best of the best. #QuietProfessionals pic.twitter.com/Z6aJnz91mx
— USSOCOM (@USSOCOM) March 25, 2021
Kirby said, “We want everybody to take those duties and responsibilities seriously and professionally, but I’m not going to get ahead of the Special Operations Command’s investigation.”
From Fox News:
SOCOM had just announced Torres-Estrada’s appointment on Thursday.
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Torres-Estrada’s Facebook account is currently blocked from public view, but it was still viewable in time for Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to include images of some of his posts during his show on Friday.