TRUMP: No Trannies Allowed in the Military
July 26, 2017
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines)
Nearly two weeks after the House of Representatives failed to ban taxpayer money for gender reassignment surgery in the military, President Donald Trump has announced a policy to ban transgender individuals from military service.
He tweeted the decision on July 26.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi denounced the Trump administration’s decision in a series of tweets.
She said the policy “insulted and devalued” transgender services members
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the decision.
There are 250 openly transgender individuals currently serving in the military. The president’s policy change does not indicate whether they will be allowed to continue their service.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said he would not reverse President Barack Obama’s decision to allow transgenders to openly serve in the military unless he saw conclusive evidence of its negative effects, The Hill reported.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said such announcements “should not be made via Twitter.”
“The Department of Defense has already decided to allow currently-serving transgender individuals to stay in the military, and many are serving honorably today,” McCain said in a statement. “Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving.”
Conservative Christian legal group Liberty Counsel praised the president’s decision.
“The military is a lethal weapon designed to protect America and our allies,” said Mat Staver, the group’s chairman. “It is not a social club, a social experimentation petri dish, or ClubMed….
“The duty of military officers is to appropriately lead and prepare their personnel to serve and protect, and they cannot do that when there is confusion, dysfunction, and safety issues within the barracks.”
(That was the purpose of the experiment by Obama was to weaken our military – he was doing everything possible to disassemble our country – when will Obama be indicted?)