July 26, 2017

Whitehouse Statement on Transgender Americans Serving in the Military

Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s announcement today via Twitter of a ban on transgender Americans serving in the armed services:

“Once again, when President ‎Trump fears the news on Russia or other scandals, he changes the subject, lashing out at a group he sees as vulnerable. But this move to reinstate discrimination in our armed services is an attack on the brave LGBT Americans who already serve with distinction. Their selflessness is not disruptive or a burden; it’s American.  Our fighting forces should seek to recruit the best and brightest America has to offer, based on talent and mission readiness, not on fear and bias.”


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