Trump’s Defense Secretary was asked about gays in military and gave no answer

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump welcomes retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis as they pose for a photo before their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

General James Mattis in his book published last year warned us about the progressive agenda in military sphere. General Mattis claimed the public had not considered “risk to our forces” as part of “recent policy debates such as allowing homosexuals to serve openly”. He claimed that “an uninformed public is permitting political leaders to impose an accretion of social conventions that are diminishing the combat power of our military.”

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand raised his past comments, adding: “Do you believe that openly serving homosexuals, along with women in combat units, is undermining our force?”. “My belief is we have to stay focused on a military that’s so lethal that on the battlefield it will be the enemy’s longest day and their worst day when they run into that force,” the General replied, “I believe military service is a touchstone for patriots of whatever stripe. It’s the way they demonstrate their commitment. I believe the policies that are now in effect, unless a service chief brings something to me where there’s a problem, then I’m not going in with an idea that I’m going to review these right away or start rolling something back.” As for LGBT, he assumed that he had never actually cared about other people’s intimate life and never categorized them by the people they go to bed with.


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