Republican Congressmen Cory Mills (R-FL) and fellow Armed Services Committee member Jim Banks (R-IN) are now stepping in after U.S. Air Force officers at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota sent a message to servicemen and women urging them to “exercise caution,” near a Turning Point Action event in Minot. Astonishingly, the message warned servicemen that ” participation with groups such as Turning Point Action could jeopardize their continued service in the US military.”
According to Fox News, the message in question referred to the “Dakota Patriot Rally” featuring pro-Trump speakers, and characterized the prominent conservative organization Turning Point Action as an “alt-right organization”.
The message read,
“From MDG chat last night- “Leaders, please exercise caution inf downtown this weekend. I’ve included a text from the 5SFS/CCF. Please pass along to your team and ask them to be careful and reach out for any concerns.
We just got word of an event going at the fairgrounds downtown, called Dakota Patriot Rally. Its guest speaker is from an alt-right organization called Turning Point Action.
Please advise your folks that if they are going to be downtown this weekend, it’s good to be cautious, as the crowds this event may attract could be confrontational to military members.”
It continued, (Bold for emphasis) “Additionally please remind them that participation with groups such as Turning Point Action could jeopardize their continued service in the US military. There was a shooting incident yesterday in Minot, unclear if it was related.”
Responding to the story, Mills posted explosively to X, “Air Force base in North Dakota warns airmen not to attend rally featuring pro-Trump Tyler Bower or risk ‘jeopardizing’ military career. Our men & women of the Armed Forces fight for our freedoms only to be threatened/ denied by leftist leadership. This command should start preparing for an Armed Services Committee hearing/ investigation NOW!”
Air Force base in North Dakota warns airmen not to attend rally featuring pro-Trump Tyler Bower or risk 'jeopardizing' military career.
Our men & women of the Armed Forces fight for our freedoms only to be threatened/ denied by leftist leadership.
This command should start…
— Cory Mills (@CoryMillsFL) November 21, 2023
Speaking with Benny Johnson on The Benny Show, he added, “I want Charlie Kirk to come sit with these members, he probably knows more about the Constitution than the commander that made this call.” Kirk heads Turning Point Action which is based out of Scottsdale, AZ.
🚨BREAKING: @CoryMillsFL reacts to the Air Force in North Dakota warning airmen not to attend a Turning Point Action rally or risk 'jeopardizing' military career, says he will ask Charlie Kirk to testify at a committee hearing on the incident.
“I want Charlie Kirk to come sit… pic.twitter.com/ICsayNkC0J
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 21, 2023
Kirk responded in the X replies, “If they invite me, I will go and I’ll prepared. I will hold nothing back.”
A spokesman for Turning Point Action told Fox News that though the event was not officially being put on by Turning Point Action the text from the USAF leaders was “absolutely appalling.”