Defense Secretary James Mattis pushed back the deadline for admitting transgender recruits, which was actually a wrong move. Mattis didn’t reject the idea of accepting new transgender soldiers. Tucker Carlson has a very specific explanation on this one. Guess who will hate it…
According to James Mattis, Obama’s deadline is now pushed back six months.
“After consulting with the service chiefs and secretaries, I have determined that it is necessary to defer the start of accessions for six months. We will use this additional time to evaluate more carefully the impact of such accessions on readiness and lethality,” the Defense Secretary said.
Carlson and Patrick Granfield had an interesting discussion during the show. the former Obama administration official said that every decision requires enough facts and time.
“When I worked directly with Secretary Ash Carter on a number of personnel reforms, whether it was the repeal of ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell,’ whether it was women in combat, or whether it was transgender service, the question was always, ‘Does this make our force more effective?’ And, you know, Ash Carter, he’s a physicist. He wants the data, he wants the facts. He’s not an ideologue, and neither is General Mattis, who is the secretary of defense. And so, that’s how we approached these questions, but also in mind that we have the finest fighting…” Granfield started explaining, but the host interrupted him.
“Well, OK, I’m sorry, I gotta stop you there. First of all, he’s a coward. He’s a coward who should have resigned when asked to do this, because in no sense, with the data you described or not, does this make the country safer. And if you can prove otherwise, the floor is open to you. How does this make America safer?” Carlson set his words straight.
According to Granfield, the US military has to use the best of the broadest group of our country.
What do yout hink about this? Do you agree with Tucker Carlson? How will the problem develop in near future? Should transgender Americans ever get a chance to become part of the US forces?