Appearing on Savage Nation, Fox News contributor Allen West agreed with radio host Michael Savage’s assertion that “Khmer Rouge feminists” are attempting a “coup” by calling into account the military in regards sexual assault cases.
At the outset of the interview, West seemed to acknowledge that there “may be a problem” with sexual assault in the military. But before he could finish his point, Savage interrupted him claiming that sexual assault claims can include men asking women out for “a beer.”
“How many of them are fraudulent claims? We don’t know, do we?” Savage asked.
“No we don’t,” West answered. “And furthermore, Dr. Savage, we don’t know how many of them are female against male, you know, sexual assaults, or same-sex sexual assaults. So we don’t have those numbers either.”
Savage then went into a bizarre speech claiming that military sexual assaults are “such trivial nonsense” and decried the U.S. Senate for having a hearing on “this rubbish.”
West responded by blaming the fact that Democrats control the U.S. Senate, while Republicans control the “House Armed Services Committee, where you would have more poignant questions. You know, you have the hearings about Benghazi.”
West then linked military sexual assaults to putting women in combat.
“But then ask yourself, now why would you want to put women into combat arms units, and the infantry units, and fighting units […] Unfortunately, there are some that believe G.I. Jane is not just a movie, it’s something that could actually be implemented. And there may be exceptions to the rule, but you should not make a change in the standards, which I think is what you’ve heard General Martin Dempsey talk about doing just so they can meet some sort of social engineering goal or egalitarian goal of the left, liberal progressives.”
Listen to the Savage Nation segment in the audio below.