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Speaker Ryan Shares Concerns About Trans People in the Military

Claiming he wants to see what the Department of Defense reports about President Trump’s transgender military ban, Speaker Paul Ryan seems to be ignoring reports that the Joint Chiefs were blindsided by Trump’s policy announcement on Twitter. He says he shares some of Trump’s concerns, but doesn’t seem to want to base those concerns on any facts. Why not speak about the rampant wasteful spending inside the Department of Defense, or why the U.S. is willing to spend 10 times as much money on Viagra for service members as we are for trans care? No, instead Ryan decided to echo Trump’s baseless and rash statements.