Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement today:

“The President’s action today is despicable. A White House official has already acknowledged that this is nothing more than a political stunt to hurt Democrats in the Midwest.”

“There are thousands of transgender people serving in the Armed Forces. They are heroes. They deserve our thanks. They don’t deserve to be used as political props by their commander-in-chief.”

“Democrats have spent the past week outlining A Better Deal that will help all Americans with better jobs, better wages, and a better future. It’s sad that this is all President Trump has to offer as an alternative.”

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