Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, of California, had some strong advice Thursday for transgenders looking to join the U.S. military who are expecting the military to pay for their gender transition expenses:
“Choose what gender you are before you join.”
During a debate over the National Defense Authorization Act, Hunter was arguing in favor of an amendment that would prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to provide gender reassignment operations to transgenders in the U.S. military.
“I did three tours as a U.S. Marine. This is the silliest opposition to this amendment that I’ve ever heard. You are joining the U.S. military – choose what gender you are before you join. We’re not saying that transgender people can’t serve, but if you’re going to take the big step of serving in the U.S. military, figure out whether you’re a man or a woman before you join up!” Hunter declared.
“We’re not stopping transgender people from joining. We’re saying taxpayers in this country right now are not going to foot the bill for it. This is a silly thing, it’s time to put this to bed. Let’s make America great again,” Hunter concluded.
Opposing the bill was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who claimed that denying funds for gender reassigment services would “undermine national security.”
Listen to Hunter’s statement below:
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