WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) had stron gwords for President Donald Trump after he sent a memorandum to Secretary of Defense James Mattis regarding military service by transgender Americans.
“This is a political decision that’s more about attacking transgender Americans than keeping us safe,” Maloney said. If you doubt the ability of transgender troops to complete their mission, you should do your homework. Transgender troops have served in some of our most elite units and graduated from our premier military academies – preventing them from serving is wrong and it’s un-American.”
Maloney is the first openly gay member of Congress from New York and a co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus.