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New head of diversity and inclusion at US Special Operations Command reassigned as military investigates social media posts

New head of diversity and inclusion at US Special Operations Command reassigned as military investigates social media posts

The newly hired head of diversity and inclusion at US Special Operations Command has been reassigned as the military conducts an investigation of his controversial social media posts, military spokesmen said Monday, including one that appeared to compare former President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.On June 20, Richard Torres-Estrada posted a picture of Trump holding a Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church posted alongside a picture of Hitler in front of a crowd giving the Nazi salute. The photo of Hitler had been altered to show him holding a Bible. Torres-Estrada commented in Spanish, saying, “Let me leave this here for you and slowly back away (while I continue to work from home).” A senior defense official told CNN that the post comparing Trump to Hitler was among the social media posts under investigation

The image of Trump in front of the church was from June 1, at the height of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations against overly aggressive policing following George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. US Park Police and other federal authorities cleared Lafayette Square, a park across the street the White House traditionally used for peaceful protests and demonstrations. Authorities used tear gas, riot shields and batons to clear the area before Trump walked across the park for the photo in front of the church.

In February, Torres-Estrada also posted a meme to his Facebook page, which was public until Monday night, saying Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was “MISSING” after he left his home state for Cancun, Mexico, as Texas suffered from widespread power outages in the wake of a brutal winter storm. It’s not clear if that post is part of the investigation.Special Operations Command spokesman Kenneth McGraw told CNN Torres-Estrada has been reassigned pending the results of the investigation. He did not say to what position Torres-Estrada was reassigned, but McGraw says he remains within the combatant command. Special Operations Command oversees operations for the military’s elite units, such as the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Delta Force.Special Operations Command announced the hire of Torres-Estrada on Thursday, writing on Twitter, “We look forward to his contribution in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of (Special Operations Forces) through diversity of talent, helping us recruit the best of the best.” Torres-Estrada began his new job at the beginning of the month, the senior defense official told CNN. According to Torres-Estrada’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages, he worked as an Equal Opportunity Officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. His listed work history online does not show a military background

News source: CNN

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