AFA: This is on you, Republicans
A pro-family activist is publicly calling out two dozen Republican lawmakers who failed to support an amendment introduced by a congresswoman.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri) introduced the amendment that would have barred taxpayers’ dollars from funding gender transition surgeries in the U.S. armed forces.
“It makes no sense,” Hartzler said during floor debate, “to create soldiers who are unable to fight and win our nation’s wars.”
It was claimed by supporters of the amendment that the financial bill for transgenders could exceed $3 billion over the next decade.
Democrats, meanwhile, claimed that Republicans were attempting to “rip away” health care needs from military personnel.
The most infamous transgender case to date involved U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning (pictured above). Originally sentenced to 35 years for disseminating 700,000 classified military reports, the largest in U.S. history, Manning’s sentence was commuted by Obama. The homosexual former soldier has since become a folk hero to LGBT activists for announcing he is transgender.
All totaled, 24 Republicans in Congress joined with Democrats to defeat the amendment 209-214, which means a controversial Obama-era policy remains in place thanks to GOP efforts.
The amendment was defeated by a “faction” of moderate and liberal Republicans, says American Family Association spokesman Rob Chambers.
Many of those congressmen, he points out, have a formal name on Capitol Hill: the Tuesday Group, a caucus of approximately 50 Republican lawmakers who are considered moderates in the GOP.
“We have a strong faction of moderate to liberal Republicans,” says Chambers, “that are basically seeking to undermine the basic values and principles that this country was founded on.”
All of them, he adds, deserve to be challenged in their next GOP primary, especially after many of them helped defeat the Hartzler amendment.
The moderate Tuesday Group made news in May when its members grew angry after caucus leader Rep. Tom MacArthur introduced an amendment to the American Health Care Act that pleased conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus.
MacArthur, who was forced to step down as Tuesday Group co-chairman due to his actions, was among the 24 Republicans who voted “no” last week.
The 209-214 roll call can be viewed on the House of Representatives website here.
The bigger problem in the U.S. armed forces, meanwhile, remains a commitment to homosexual activism within the Pentagon, warns conservative activist Peter LaBarbera.
LaBarbera’s organization, Americans for Truth, serves as a watchdog that documents homosexual activism, including in the U.S. armed forces.
He blames Obama-era holdovers for pushing those policies during the Trump administration, but he also blames Secretary of Defense James Mattis for refusing to end the transgender policy. The policy has been delayed for six months but deserves to be ended, says LaBarbera.
“We’re talking about using taxpayer funds to perform these disgusting, gross body mutilations in the name of changing your gender,” says LaBarbera. “I don’t think the American people support it. I don’t think Donald Trump should support it.”
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