New Navy Secretary Responds To Transgender Ban; Says “Any Patriot” Should Be Allowed To Serve In Military

New Navy Secretary Responds To Transgender Ban; Says “Any Patriot” Should Be Allowed To Serve In Military

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer says he will follow any directive from the President regarding transgender troops, but “any patriot” who is willing to serve, should be allowed to serve.

“We will process and take direction of a policy that is developed by the [Defense] secretary [with] direction from the president and march out smartly,” Secretary Spencer told reporters after visiting a visit to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.

“On a fundamental basis, any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military.”

President Trump on Thursday said he feels he is “doing the military a great favor” by banning Transgender soldiers.

“It’s been a very complicated issue for the military, it’s been a very confusing issue for the military, and I think I’m doing the military a great favor,” he said from his golf club in Bedminster, NJ.
via The Hill

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