How low can Tucker Carlson go? On his show Tuesday night, he took aim at women serving their country. Carlson was reacting to President Joe Biden’s speech after the president elevated two female generals to five-star rank earlier this week. At the event, Biden remarked about how “The women who join today’s military aren’t told ‘no’ when they apply to fly fighter jets or attack helicopters just because of their gender.” Instead, he said the Pentagon is working to make sure “all women feel safe and respected in our military.” The president pointed out “some of it is relatively straightforward work where we’re making good progress designing body armor that fits women properly; tailoring combat uniforms for women; creating maternity flight suits; updating — updating requirements for their hairstyles.” That was apparently too triggering for Carlson. He can’t seem to grasp that women, even pregnant ones can work in the military. The Fox News host remarked that

“So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military. While China’s military becomes more masculine … our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine… whatever feminine means anymore since men and women no longer exist.” 

The remarks were so out of line that Carlson is facing widespread criticism. Among those condemning Carlson is Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, he’s currently at the helm of the U.S. Space Command. In a video post he remarked:

“Let’s remember that those opinions were made by an individual who has never served a day in his life. Let’s remember that’s all about ‘drama TV’.”


Stalker wasn’t the only military official pointing out Carlson’s comments were completely off base. Defense spokesperson John Kirby said:

“What we absolutely won’t do is take personnel advice from a talk show host, or the Chinese military. Now maybe those folks feel like they have something to prove ― that’s on them. We know we’re the greatest military in the world today, and even for all the things we need to improve, we know exactly why that’s so.”

Some official military social media accounts are also making their position clear.


One of the best responses came from Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) who is a retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel.

So far Fox News and Tucker Carlson reportedly have no comment on the controversy.