After stating on Tuesday that rights for LGBTQ people were a “fundamental pillar” of US foreign policy, the Biden administration’s John Kirby reportedly received a significant amount of criticism.
During a press briefing on Tuesday, the comments were made by the former spokesman for the Pentagon, who now serves as the coordinator of strategic communications for the National Security Council.
He stated that LGBTQ rights were viewed as a key component of American foreign policy under the administration of President Joe Biden because they were fundamental human rights.
JOHN KIRBY: "LGBTQ+ rights…are a core part of our foreign policy." pic.twitter.com/hNsVknCc5P
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 21, 2023
“President Biden has been nothing but consistent about his belief — foundational belief — in human rights, and LGBTQ+ rights are human rights. We again, back to the earlier question, are never going to shy away or be bashful about speaking up for those rights and for individuals to live as they deem fit, as they want to live – and that’s something that’s a core part of our foreign policy.” Kirby said.
Conservatives on social media quickly hit back at Kirby’s statements:
The US state department funding drag queen shows for children in Eastern Europe is the only way to push some former Soviet countries back toward Russia. Great job guys. 🙄
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) March 21, 2023
Our foreign policy should be focused on keeping America safe and prosperous. https://t.co/JKWGVm8cbW
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) March 22, 2023
America has actually become a gay imperialist project. Incredible. https://t.co/A6c5SHxauU
— Carl Benjamin (@Sargon_of_Akkad) March 22, 2023
Can we get our diplomats back to being focused on foreign policy and our military back to developing warriors focusing on winning wars?
…to me, it sounds like a much better option than being forced to learn Chinese. https://t.co/BzulO1QZzc
— Christian Ziegler 🇺🇸 (@ChrisMZiegler) March 22, 2023
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Biden’s freak show circus, both domestic and international, makes me ashamed to belong to America. NO, this is NOT what We The People stand for.