Last month, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks founded the Anti-Woke Caucus, calling for “a recorded vote on an amendment to defund wokeness” on any bill that spends money on “leftist activities.” Days later, he launched a campaign for U.S. Senate. Banks, for now, has the Senate race to himself, giving him more time to build the caucus and fight to strip out “diversity, equity, and inclusion” from federal agencies.
“Why does every federal government agency have a taxpayer funded chief diversity officer?” Banks said in an interview with Semafor. “This does feel like a game of Whack a Mole, but the more members of Congress I have to whack at the moles, the more effective we’re going to be in the committees. There was a slow burn of wokeness leading up to Jan. 20, 2021, and then it was everywhere.”
Read the full article. Banks goes on to credit Trump with “providing a roadmap for the Anti-Woke Caucus.”
Read my interview with @daveweigel on the Anti-Woke Caucus I’m launching this Congress👇https://t.co/mbAXG9oPMv
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) February 10, 2023