‘We will adjust fire’: Marine Corps apologizes for tweets criticizing Tucker Carlson

Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson attracted some pointed criticism in the aftermath of his recent on-air rant against women in the military — including some harsh pushback from the Pentagon.

Following an apology by the U.S. Marine Corps, however, the conservative host is claiming the moral high ground in his bizarre political skirmish with the branch of the armed forces.

“Get right before you get left”

The Marine Corps was compelled to issue an apology admitting that its social media staff “messed up” in calling Carlson a “boomer” in a tweet referencing his recent remarks.

Beyond that social media post, the Pentagon alarmed many Americans last week with a series of statements singling out the cable news personality — including a press release with the headline “Press Secretary Smites Fox Host That Dissed Diversity in U.S. Military.”

Carlson’s controversial commentary claimed that the U.S. military was becoming too feminine and preoccupied with frivolous ideological issues instead of focusing on national defense.

He slammed President Joe Biden for making a “mockery” of the armed forces with “maternity flight suits” allowing pregnant women to serve on the front lines.

The II Marine Expeditionary Force issued its mea culpa following a series of tweets, including one that included a photo of a female combatant and the caption: “What it looks like in today’s armed forces [Carlson]. Get right before you get left, boomer.”

“We need them to know that”

That tweet was eventually deleted, but the account also took aim at other Twitter users, telling one individual to “come back when you’ve served and been pregnant.”

In a subsequent statement, the group acknowledged its social media statements missed the mark.

“We are human and we messed up,” confirmed the II MEF Information Group. “We intended to speak up for female Marines and it was an effort to support them. They are a crucial part of our corps and we need them to know that. We will adjust fire and ensure the utmost professionalism in our tweets.”

A spokesperson for the Marines went on to tell the Washington Examiner that the tweets were “not executed according to the standards of decorum expected on the Marine Corps’ social media platform,” though the statement is sure to strike more than a few critics as insufficient.

For his part, Carlson has continued to call out the perceived politicization of the Pentagon under Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and the Biden administration, blasting the ongoing occupation of D.C. by members of the National Guard troops and reducing the fitness standards of men and women in uniform.

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  1. Please, you older Marine Vets, write to your old command post or whatever the proper protocol. Let them now how politics needs to be OUT of our military service. They are there to PROTECT ALL of us. Not just the DC swamp. And for God’s sake…. only desk jobs for pregnant women. Protect the unborn.✝️🇺🇸🇺🇸

    1. Let me rephrase … jobs for pregnant military women that will not cause harm or undo stress to the unborn baby.

      1. You only have to look at our pres and our elite vp. That should show where it comes from, some of their picks are not very nice, some are kin to or one might be kin to the seller of the cartel.

    1. Unless its Nasty PISSalocie, K. Harris, Senator Feinstein, Liz Warren, HITLER CLITOON, Then all the DUMPACRAP women belong on a battlefield where major sh*t is hitting the fan !

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  3. I have no problem with women in the military that can get through basic training without lowering the standards. I do think they should be on maternity leave and a couple of months to connect with the newborn. The only thing that really upsets me is all the things people do that are against nature. It makes me sick just thinking about it.

  4. Nope that post didn’t make the cut either., Do I have to lie and say the politically correct things before you will post my comments?

  5. Biden runs his mouth but he is not the one that has to fight the battles He always talks about losing a son Well there are thousands of families that have lost members to war however Biden is putting our service members and our country in danger We as citizens do not have bunkers to go into So Joe SHUT your stupid mouth I sure wish Biden would back up his mouth for once He criticized President Trump but Biden ver has an answer for what he would do He is nothing but a mouth and he is not to be respected None of his administration is not our countries people These are rejects that are trying to get back at the world for their personal failures

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