(Corine Gatti, Headline USA) In a surprising turn of events, the scheduled drag show to celebrate “Pride” month at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada on Thursday was canceled after Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., publicly decried the event as an inappropriate use of taxpayer dollars.
The Gateway Pundit reported that Gaetz questioned hosting drag queen story hours during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on March 29. He said using tax money on bases around the world, including in Montana, Nevada, Virginia and Germany was unacceptable.
“Drag queen story hours is not something that the department funds,” Austin told the committee after reading the flyers.
When Milley was informed about the event scheduled for June 1, he was visibly angry about the decision to host the event on base, a U.S. official and a defense official said, NBC News reported.
However, it was the third year in a row that Nellis AFB was hosting a drag show, and the brass was none the wiser.
“It’s one of many bases now overtly sexualizing the workplace and complicit in introducing sexual predators to children,” tweeted veteran and author Matthew Lohmeier of the book, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.
Lohmeier also implored that the troops stop the madness of allowing tax dollars to be used for the drag show, which also didn’t have a minimum age requirement.
Gaetz ultimately declared victory on May 31 after the Department of Defense announced the cancellation.
“The Department of Defense has CANCELED a scheduled “child-friendly” drag show after I demanded answers from @SecDef Austin and General Milley!,” he wrote. “Drag shows should not be taking place on military installations with taxpayer dollars PERIOD!”
Lt. Col. Bryon McGarry, Nellis Air Force Base spokesman, issued a statement to Breitbart about hosting the first drag show in 2021. Then he called it an “essential” morale-booster for the elite fighter pilots stationed there. The also show had many children’s activities on the premises.