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I simply can’t believe that 24 Republicans would do this. It goes against everything we stand for as conservatives. I’m especially disappointed in Justin Amash… a Tea Party guy who I used to think was a constitutionalist. He voted against stopping this and recently voted against vetting refugees as well. I don’t know what happened to him, but he’s not the man I used to admire. These 24 RINOs voted to force Americans to fund the military, who are in turn being forced to provide and pay for sex change operations for transgenders. That’s messed up in the extreme.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives went flaming liberal on this one. It’s a continuation of an Obama-era policy that infuriated conservatives and massively weakened our military… which was the plan all along. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) submitted an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would deny taxpayer funds for transsexual “sex reassignment surgeries,” but the bill was voted down 209 to 214, with 24 “Republicans” linking arms in unity with their progressive Democrat comrades to defeat Rep. Hartzler’s amendment. It’s an absolute disgrace and bodes very bad things for the Republicans.

From The Daily Caller:

The House of Representatives voted down a Republican proposal to ban the Pentagon from paying for gender-transition surgeries after 24 GOP congressmen crossed party lines to join the Democratic side.

Republican Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s proposal to restrict funding for transgender members of the military was shut down in a close 209-214 vote on the the House floor Thursday after 24 GOP members sided with Democrats. Former President Barack Obama initiated the social policy changes that the Pentagon enacted in 2015.

“The Obama transgender policy, which was implemented without input from members of Congress, is ill-conceived and contrary to our goals of increasing troop readiness and investing defense dollars into addressing budget shortfalls of the past,” Hartzler said in a statement. “By recruiting and allowing transgender individuals to serve in our military we are subjecting taxpayers to high medical costs including up to $130,000 per transition surgery, lifetime hormone treatments, and additional surgeries to address the high percentage of individuals who experience complications.”

“The deployability of individuals going through the sex transition process is highly problematic, requiring 210 to 238 work days where a soldier is non-deployable after surgery,” Hartzler stated. “This recovery time equates to 1.4 million manpower days where transgender personnel cannot deploy and fight our nation’s wars, therefore relying on an already stressed force to pick up the burden. It makes no sense to purposely recruit individuals who cannot serve,” she correctly surmised.

Here is the list of the turncoat Republicans who voted for this monstrous move. You will not be surprised to find that most of them are from the east and west coasts and not the heartland of America:

  • Justin Amash (MI)
  • Jack Bergman (MI)
  • Mike Coffman (CO)
  • Barbara Comstock (VA)
  • Paul Cook (CA)
  • Ryan Costello (PA)
  • Carlos Curbelo (FL)
  • Jeff Denham (CA)
  • Charlie Dent (PA)
  • John Faso (NY)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)
  • Darrell Issa (CA)
  • John Katko (NY)
  • Steve Knight (CA)
  • Leonard Lance (NJ)
  • Frank Lobiondo (NJ)
  • Tom MacArthur (NJ)
  • Brian Mast (FL)
  • Tom Reed (NY)
  • David Reichert (WA)
  • Lena Ros-Lehtinen (FL)
  • Bill Shuster (PA)
  • Elise Stefanik (NY)
  • Claudia Tenney (NY)

Things change, but they stay the same. It’s no different than when the Democrats controlled things. These Republican hacks aren’t worth the powder to blow them to hell and back. They have betrayed those that voted for them and their country with a move like this. God help us if we get embroiled in a hot world war and our military is weakened to the point that we lose. You’ll have these progressive Republicans to thank for it.


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