Inhofe on Change to DOD Transgender Policy

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement on the Obama administration’s announcement that it has ended Pentagon restrictions on transgender individuals serving in the military:

“Our military is facing historic readiness shortfalls, putting our service members’ lives at greater risk. Addressing this crisis should be the sole focus of Obama administration, but instead they continue to be more interested in forcing their social agenda through the DOD. In the coming days, I will be asking Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed to hold hearings on this matter. I believe this policy should be put on hold until the DOD thoroughly answers questions from Congress on how such change will impact the readiness of our military.”

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