John Mccain On Transgender Military Ban: ‘A Mistake’

The policy was still undergoing final review when Trump announced the decision to walk it back.
“”I know what Mattis said, that he wanted to complete the study, and he was surprised,” McCain added.
The decision, announced by Trump on Twitter Wednesday morning , reversed a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama that would allow transgender people to openly serve in the military.
Story highlights John McCain says the White House should have consulted with the Defense DepartmentThe Arizona Republican said anyone who meets the military’s standards should be allowed to serve(CNN) Sen. John McCain said Thursday the White House is realizing it made a mistake when President Trump announced a ban preventing transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces without first consulting the military.
“I think they realize they made a mistake,” McCain said.

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