By: William Lopez, Staff Writer
A total of 31 House Democrats have sent a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain urging the Senate to reject Anti-LGBT Tennessee Senator Mark Green, Trump’s nominee for Army Secretary, based on his history of attacks on the LGBTQ community.
“LGBT soldiers are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to protect our rights and freedoms,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter. “It would be deeply disrespectful to their service to appoint a secretary of the Army whose history of homophobia and trans phobia makes it clear that he is not willing to do the same for them.”
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) April 27, 2017
Out of the 31 House Democrats, some notable ones signed it including Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, chairman of the Congressional Transgender Equality Task Force. However none of the letter’s signers are from Tennessee.
Multiple LGBT groups have condemned Green’s nomination, saying..” Mark Green is a social issues warrior” who has worked to undermine LGBT rights at every turn. In fact after GLAAD exposed Green’s history of anti-LGBT statements, has released audio from a radio program in which Green, discussing transgender bathroom issues and ISIS, said his responsibility as a state senator was to “crush evil.”
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