Watch Rep. Deb Haaland’s Tearful Plea Against the #TransMilitaryBan

February 28, 2019

If you want to talk about allies, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) better be near the top of your list. On Wednesday, at a Military Personnel Subcommittee Hearing, she delivered a tearful statement of support for transgender military members testifying about the Trump administration’s service policy.

“It’s not everybody who will make a decision to say, ‘I would die for my country,’ because a lot of people wouldn’t and I believe if there is one person who isn’t fit to serve — we all know who that is right now,” she said. “That person devalues things that our people want to do to make our country better and move it forward. And although I can’t apologize for that person, I can tell you that I will do everything in my power to make sure we can bring back some civility and respect to the people who are serving our country.”

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