U.S Senator & Veteran Tammy Duckworth Blasts Trump
Trump got blasted by Senator and Veteran Tammy Duckworth over the removal of transgendered persons in the military. Her tweet says it all:
When I was bleeding to death in my Black Hawk, I didn’t care if the troops saving me were gay, straight, transgender, black, white or brown @SenDuckworth
Senator Duckworth Elaborates Further:
‘All that mattered was they didn’t leave me behind,’ the statement continues. ‘If you are willing to risk your life for our country and you can do the job, you should be able to serve — no matter your gender identity or sexual orientation. Anything else is not just discriminatory, it is disruptive to our military and it is counterproductive to our national security.’
She ends her statement calling on members of Congress who oppose the ban to enact legislation to block it.
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“Bone Spurs” in his foot enabled Trump to escape the draft for the Vietnam War. Sammy Duckworth lost her legs. Trump has lost all semblance of humanity; Sammy is a hero to the nation. She also has a conscience and was elected as a Senator. In politics, unlike Trump, Tammy fights for minorities, the poor, the elderly and for health care for all.
Trump first announced his proposed ban at the end of July. It will cost the US $1 billion to ban transgender personnel and many people have spoken about both for and against it.