Pelosi Statement on Trump Transgender Memo
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the White House issued a memorandum to ban most transgender servicemembers from serving:
“This latest memorandum is the same cowardly, disgusting ban the President announced last summer. No one with the strength and bravery to serve in the U.S. military should be turned away because of who they are.
“The President’s hateful ban is purpose-built to humiliate our brave transgender members of the military who serve with honor and dignity. It will harm our nation’s readiness and hollow out our strength, for we only strengthen our military by honoring our values of freedom and equality. Once more, the President’s agenda of hate and prejudice is dictating our national security, instead of honor, decency and strength.
“As Commander-in-Chief, the President should have more respect for all the brave men and women who sacrifice all to serve our nation.”
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