24 Republicans Vote To Preserve Transgender Ideology in Military

(Breitbart) Twenty-four Republicans banded together on Thursday to defeat an amendment which would have ended former President Barack Obama’s 2016 policy of funding “gender-reassignment” surgery for soldiers who want to live as members of the opposite sex.

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The amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was offered by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R, Mo.). It would have prohibited the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for the non-military medical task of converting healthy soldiers into “transgender” soldiers who face lifelong dependence on hormones and surgery.

The July 13 vote saw Democrats vote in lockstep to defeat the amendment, despite the national unpopularity of the transgender ideology. They were joined by 24 Republicans who broke with their party to assist the Democrats to defeat the amendment, without any visible objections by the GOP’s business-focused leadership.

The offer of free medical care to gender-confused soldiers is part of the broader effort by Obama to have the Pentagon affirm and implement the transgender ideology, which says that people can have a “gender” different from their biological sex. The ideology also says that a person’s legal sex is defined by their self-assessed gender — not by their biology — and that other Americans must agree with people who say they are a member of the opposite sex.

Many Republicans praised the Hartzler amendment and criticized the Obama transgender policy. “It makes no sense to create soldiers who are unable to fight and win our nation’s wars,” Hartzler said during debate on the bill, according to the Associated Press.

“Figure out whether you’re man or a woman before you join,” Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California said. “U.S. taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill.”

Amendment supporters say the Pentagon’s financial bill for accepting transgender claims could reach $3.7 billion over the next ten years….

Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina identified the 24 Republicans who voted to defeat the amendment:

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  • Naval Lint

    While it’s a person’s right to think of themselves as they wish, I fail to see how that equates with a responsibility on the taxpayers to financially enable these beliefs. And I also don’t understand how someone who is obviously confused about reality could possibly pass the psycological exams necessary to enlist in our military. Who could trust such confused people with military training and live weapons?

    • IrreverentOne

      I wonder what would happen to a person who self-identified as a woman and was billeted on a submarine?

      • WVF

        They let women on submarines now.

    • Eileen Ross

      That’s the whole point of it. Wake up America!

      • Judy Selich

        Apparently, this plan was developed under Obama. Is anyone surprised by that?

        • Ame

          Instead being concerned about Transgender Americans serving our country and risking their lives for you…maybe you should all be more worried about the fact that in October 2009 obummer enlisted have the Iraqi army into our U.S. Army at ft Jackson s.c. That is SCARIER than ANYTHING…let me tell you they were really charming (not)😱😨😬omg

        • Eileen Ross

          Actually Judy, research tells us that this plan was developed before Obama. He was put in place to execute many things, which he did accomplish. That is why we’ll never see him, Hitlery, Soros, or any of the other New World Order evil people in prison, no matter what they did, or do in the future.

          • stu magoo

            unless we get a POTUS and a Congress with some cajones! so yeah, you’re probably right, unfortunately.

          • Eileen Ross

            Sometimes I just hate being right.

    • Jackalyn Morrison

      I agree with you one hundred percent

    • Judy McKinney

      What soldier in combat would want one of these “its” defending their back, or able to carry them to safety if wounded. They can be whatever they want to be, I guess, but I think it is wrong for them to be weakening our fighting force. Our military will become a joke, if we aren’t careful.

      • Ame

        Just because you are a weakling does not mean we all are LOL I was strong as an ox before I transitioned to being a male. By the way I voted for Trump and I am a Christian and celibate. Our gender does not align with sexuality at all.

        • Phoebe Isley

          Boy that was quite an “ear fill” so to speak Ame. A bit taken back with your confession. A lot of contradiction for me personally.

          • Ame

            Only if you are ordaining yourself as God and judge 😁 sweetheart.
            God as he said “knows our hearts.” I do not have anything to worry about. In the Beatitudes JESUS told us not to worry. Remember Jesus said “whosoever believeth in me shall have eternal life.” So stop passing judgement…it is not your job. I shouldn’t have to point that out to you. Ya know? 😇

          • Ame

            Nope. Just the truth. If you do not speak the truth you shall look like these guys>🙈🙉🙊

      • Ame

        Why are you a soldier? Do you know what we go through? The last thing on our minds when trying to to defend our position is skirts and Peter’s..being scared 💩less is not a turn on..it totally spoils the mood .. don’t you think? 😍

    • wandamurline

      It would be easier on us and them if we just gave them psychotropic medications because they are mentally ill people.

      • Ame

        All I can say is..you are exactly what is wrong with the world.😁

        • wandamurline

          No it is people like you that “accept” perversion and mentally confused people….that is what is wrong with the world. People who suffer from identity confusion ARE mentally ill, so are the homosexuals….they need psychiatric help and instead of accepting their mental dysfunction, we need to be trying to help them see that they have a problem….an alcoholic cannot get help until that alcoholic realizes that they have a problem and need help….it is the same for these groups of people…..they have made a bad choice for a life style.

          • Ame

            “Thou shalt not judge” saith the LORD.
            Guess you forgot that one..huh? Read all of GALATIANS. That is your pentance😀

          • wandamurline

            Seems you are judging yourself. You can cherry pick the Bible all you want, but the facts are there… check out Leviticus 18, 20; Deuteronomy 23, Kings I and II, Ezekiel….and I could go on and on….the truth is that these people are living against the word of God and will be punished.

          • Ame

            You are quoting the old testament. Living under the law of judgement..You are not living under the law of Love which is the second book aka “New Testament.”
            Whoever shall believe in me” Christ said “shall have eternal life”
            That is not cherry picking..and for you to even judge me by saying judgemental things to me is breaking God’s law. So there. Sorry I did not read your whole spiel but what you think is inaccurate so therefore I do not taint my mind with others renditions of what they think is “right.” I already have eternal life I know because when I died I was the same entity still. Capische?

          • Ame

            By the way a Supreme Court judge blocked the “anti military transgender” bill. LOL. Guess us lowly ones will have to sacrifice our lives for a bunch of back bitting members of the “Loveless church” You know the “Loveless church” John spoke of in The book of Revelations.

          • Ame

            Your gonna need an air conditioner in hell…sorry you won’t get one. But maybe if you begin to live as a loving thoughtful,impathetic individual,non judgemental life ..you never know things could turn out more positive. Your post is pretty ugly and coming from a complete stranger is quite laughable to say the least..LOL. Have a great day and keep praying cause I have a feeling your gonna need all the help you can get from God…since you cannot even bare to “Love” Which was one of Jesus greatest commandments…was for us to ” Love” one another. Sad you cannot follow simple instructions.

          • wandamurline

            I do not hate these people, I am just being truthful….God sees them as an abomination and they will not inherit his kingdom upon death….we should be trying to save their souls as this life is short when compared to eternity. People need to try to help them, sorry you feel the need to attack me…I guess their souls are not important to you.

          • Ame

            Your so called truths are full of judgements that humans are not qualified to make… according to the ten commandments. If you cannot follow the ten commandments..you got more problems than I could ever have..LOL😁 Your trying to tell me the law of God as you yourself are breaking the most simplest laws there are to keep. Remember the parable of Jesus Christ “before attempting to take the splinter from your brothers eye you should first remove the log from your own eye”😋😀

        • stu magoo

          why? oh, yeah. psychotropic drugs AND counseling. good catch.

          • Ame

            No actually I am a vegan and drug and alcohol free. You on the other hand are most likely some sort of Walmart shopper GMO test rat. LOL😀

          • Ame

            You must be familiar with Nimh ..since you are so well versed in treatment..LOL

  • Chuck

    Tranies, queers and lesbians should not be allowed in the services. Yes, I know they have been in the services always. Since Obama, who is one of them, with the support of the Dimwitocrats, made open acceptance happen, the services must waste time and money accommodating these fruits and nuts rather than kicking them out when discovered. Now normal men and women in the services must attend “sensitivity” training rather than concentrating on unit cohesion and readiness to break things and kill people
    Just noted the Army has declared women should get used to showering with those who think they are women even though the plumbing says otherwise. Where is Mad Dog when we need him? All the money used to treat these weirdos would be better spent on veterans and active duty personnel. I hope the Repubs who supported this terrible medical program are defeated next election by conservative independents

    • Jackalyn Morrison

      Agree with you one hundred percent

    • pigheart

      They heard us Brother!!!!!Peace!

  • These Republicans need to be exposed to their districts. The people in these districts then need to support them or replace them.

    • Judy Selich

      Sid Abma, I had exactly the same reaction. In fact, I made a list of those Republicans who voted in support! Perhaps we could send letters to their constituents to inform them of the perfidy of the congressmen they voted into office! I’m certain it would have an impact on subsequent efforts for re-election!

      • Frederick Douglass

        Good do so the good people of their districts will be glad to hear about them doing something right.

  • Estoban

    Drain the swamp of traitorous Republicans as well as the usual suspects.

  • Christian_Prophet

    I am glad to see that their are conservatives who do not hate. Gender orientation is a personal issue, but the haters on the right just can’t seem to allow people their personal choice. It seems when it comes to religious choice the right is all into freedom, but not when the choice of others interferes with the religious rights doctrines and rigid and hateful beliefs.

    • onerightstand

      They can be whatever they want to be, just don’t ask the taxpayer to subsidize it! This isn’t an issue about religious beliefs – it’s about what makes common sense and has tax dollars paying for it!

      • pigheart

        When you say subsidize they think you’re saying sodomize.

        • Derek

          Lol lol lol

        • onerightstand


    • pigheart

      Military Service is NOT a welfare program.

  • Raymond Miller

    Well that’s 24 Republicans who need to be voted out of office.

    • MA Deuce

      Yea, which ones are up for re election in `18 ?

  • mary murphy

    Allowed in the Armed Forces or not, I shouldn’t have to pay the bill for that kind of surgery. PERIOD!!

    • DevelDoc1

      Completely agree, if these individuals what a gender change it should be done at their own expense and not at a government medical facility

  • satelliter

    When it comes to military decisions, civilians should stay out of it and leave it up to THE MILITARY to make their own decisions concerning soldiers and what is best for the MILITARY. How many of these voting congressmen and women have ever served in military? Yet they believe they should make the rules?

  • RunnerFriendly

    Trannys can’t figure out what they are, how are they going to decipher who the enemy is? Not to mention, they are not fully functioning people with the right mental capacity. Let the military leaders make the decision on who they feel is best suited. Politicians need to keep clear of this decision.

  • pigheart

    How long does it take to recuperate from transgender surgery? So you can enlist for four years, after boot camp have this surgery. Then spend the remainder time of your obligation on light duty, seeing shrinks, and threatening law suits. Awesome.

    • Judy Selich

      The saddest part of this “story” is that it also applies to any member of a military family: including children.

  • WVF

    I hope every republican who voted for this screwball bill gets defeated in 2018. If a person doesn’t know that they are a man or a woman, they do not need to be in the military.

  • Judy Selich

    There should be a religious exemption for those whose life-long religious beliefs prohibit supporting or participating in gender re-assignment. Apparently, it is not a problem for the majority of people but to require financial participation can be viewed as a denial of Freedom of Religion. The same holds true for Planned Parenthood!

  • Warren Blum

    Let’s have the names of these gutless backstabbers

    • Kari Baines

      In paragraph 3 of the article that starts July 13th you can click on the blue words that say “assist the democrats” and their names will come up. Look for the non italicized names under the noes vote and that’s the RINOS. (Amash, Bergman, Coffman, Comstock, Cook…….Issa, etc) Not 1 ayes vote from a democrat. They are solidified. If any RINOS are from your state vote them out in 2018 and 2020. These are the representatives in the House not the Senators.
      Let’s help President Trump MAGA.

      • Warren Blum

        Thanks found it the bastaads

  • It is great to be vocal and stand for what you believe and for what you are. But I believe it is stupid to argue, fight, or disagree with God. See the ‘evidence’ at http://www.GodAuthoredBible.com .

  • Major Ray Salas

    Isaiah 5:20 -Call that which is evil, good and call that which is good, evil. Shame on the 24. These scum-bags ‘are condemned already’ (John 3:18). What next, “bestiality”? Tell me Rep. Issa, now that you have sold out your soul to your father Satan (John 8:44), are you also a closet filthy sodomite?

  • Time to clean house in the GOP actually it has been time for many years.

  • Ame

    3.7 billion dollars? I would like to know where they are getting their number from…uh top surgery is $5,000-$8,000. Meta lower surgery if ya want it is $10,000.unlesa you want a phallo which is around maybe $20,000-$30,000 at the most. But most Ftms do not want lower. So if you add up those numbers above with how many transgender soldiers there actually are…or even the projected numbers ..there is not that many transgender soldiers enlisted…so 3.7 billion dollars is a lie…total utter lie. If the author of this article knew how to perform simple addition and subtraction the author would have realized how off base this article happens to be. Also more research and the author would have know the following fact..If you are an ftm you do not have to stay on testosterone hormone for life..unless you have had a hysterectomy. I was enlisted in the Army 2009. They do not care about their soldiers…and the soldiers know it. I am very patriotic I voted for TRUMP. I did not like what obummer did to our Army it was disgusting. The way they treat our kids (recruits) is wrong. They break army regs anytime they feel like it…kids walking around with broken limbs in bct and being made fun of…horrible nightmare.I was 42 and I will never forget it as long as I live. I love my country but that was some B.S. they have Arab spies sexually harrassing females and making fun of dead American soldiers while training… you cannot report because the chain of command is broken and you could get killed if you report it. Messed up. I left with my head up. Thats all. Too old to deal with a bunch of non sense.

  • donald l

    the rinos are just as corrupt as the dems and the DNC

  • fensterlips

    Vote them out!

  • Kari Baines

    In paragraph 3 of the article that starts July 13th you can click on the blue words that say “assist the democrats” and their names will show up.

  • The answer to your question asking if the liar Barack Obama would be known as the greatest American President well I couldn’t make a comment, so this is what I think whether anyone likes it or not. Barack Obama will be known as the GREATEST corrupt crooked liar and a QUEER, yes I said a QUEER. Never told the truth and if he did he would probably fall over DEAD. Which would have been GREAT for our nation, and I thank God for not letting that corrupt crooked liar the president of the USA. But soon I hope she will get into the white house as that is what they call a US Penitentiary for life.

  • Hey I seen your article about foot fungus I am interested in the article but refuse to listen to your long winded message. If you have something to share with the people why can’t you just say what it is instead of wasting peoples time in a bogus long winded message to sell your pill that is manufactured by the crooked big pharma which would probably kill a lot of people because you want us to be the one’s that die instead of doing the proper testing. Oh but that would take too long and you crooks wouldn’t make any money, but if you got us to test it out for you and we get killed oh well that’s ok with you as you won’t have to compensate anyone and of course you won’t be charged with mast killing. And you will be able to come up with another bright idea of how to kill more people right Adolph Hitler, the reincarnated drug maker, awww feel better now, but your days are coming as God will judge you of your misdeeds and greedy crooked ways.

  • dclach

    Each of these Congressmen needs to be voted out of office; part of President Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” involves sending these RINOs home. It would help if people in their districts were aware of their votes. This is also true of some of the Democrats, where people would be less inclined to vote for them if they knew that they were voting to waste their money on such projects.

  • Boomergirl

    I’ve been trying to discover what their reasoning was, as some of them don’t support taxpayers paying such costs. Sounds like something went wrong with the House electronic voting system.

  • David VanBockel

    God knows we cannot afford gender-confused military members.

  • Frederick Douglass

    24 RINOs show their true colors.

  • carl

    Here is the list of Republicans who voted for you to pay for these kinds of medical treatments:
    Costello (PA)
    Curbelo (FL)

  • carl

    Scientifically, gender is defined by our genetics/chromosomes: XX women, XY men. Any opinion which differs from this scientific definition is only a personal opinion – based on psych and emotional issues as has been stated by multiple medical institutions around the world. The only service which should be paid for is psychiatric therapies, not surgeries.

  • Kim Chul Soo

    I say again. Let’s see the names of these immoral bastards and let’s also keep their names in front of us until election time. They need to be replaced ASAP.

  • 27633171

    Every one of these so called ” Republicans ” need to be identified publicly and lose any support they receive from the Republican Party. When the President said he would drain the SWAMP, he needs to understand that there are swamp rats in the GOP as well as the Socialist Democrats. It’s people like these that have infiltrated the Republican Party and have attempted to make it a clone of the Socialists.

  • Donald Lindsey

    Send these 24 to boot-camp training as transgender and they would never make it, even as men

  • RDG

    Why would you allow someone who enlists for 3 years and is not sure of what he/she is to join when what they have always wanted was to alter their sex. This kind of operation is extremely expensive and should in no way be borne at the taxpayer’s expense. How can we prepared for war when attention is being diverted to this type of stupidity; no way the military should even have to deal with this. The prohibitive cost of this should be enough to exclude a professed transgender to enter the military.

  • KerryS

    Sounds like a good group to vote out of office. They need to change parties to one that represents their social experimentation beliefs!

  • Matthew Bowman

    What is wrong with these RINOs? Transgender is only about .3% of the population (I would bet it is much lower than that). You can’t loose an election because of these sick perverted voters but you CAN and WILL loose your next election if you don’t start supporting our conservative values!

  • stu magoo

    why aren’t the 24 shown here? censorship?! i want names!!

  • Humanitarian Hoax in the Military: Killing America With Kindness by Linda Goudsmit 7.15.17

    The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

    Obama, the humanitarian huckster-in-chief, weakened the United States military for eight years presenting his crippling policies as altruistic when in fact they were designed for destruction. His legacy, the Leftist Democratic Party with its “resistance” movement, is the party of the Humanitarian Hoax attempting to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism – and they are being helped by 24 deceitful Republicans:
    California Rep. Paul Cook
    California Rep. Jeff Denham
    California Rep. Steve Knight
    California Rep. Darrell Issa
    Colorado Rep Mike Coffman
    Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo
    Florida Rep. Lena Ros-Lehtinen
    Florida Rep. Brian Mast
    Michigan Rep. Justin Amash
    Michigan Rep. Jack Bergman
    New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance
    New Jersey Rep. Frank Lobiondo
    New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur
    New York Rep. John Faso
    New York Rep. Elise Stefanik
    New York Rep. Tom Reed
    New York Rep. John Katko
    New York Rep. Claudia Tenney
    Pennsylvania Rep. Ryan Costello
    Pennsylvania Rep. Charles Dent
    Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster
    Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
    Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock
    Washington Rep. David Reichert

    In a stunning reversal of military protocols and procedures Barack Obama perpetrated the Humanitarian Hoax on the military. Scheduled to take effect July 1, 2017 Obama’s “Tier Three Transgender Training” materials were presented as compassionate and deeply respectful of the minuscule population of transgender soldiers. In fact these protocols and procedures were designed to weaken the military by making the feelings of a few soldiers more important than combat-readiness, and by placing the needs of individuals over the well-being of their units. Obama’s policies were not misguided they were deliberate and 24 Republicans supported them.


    The mission of the military is unequivocally national defense – the protection of America and her people. The military is one of the only appropriate collectives in a democracy. It is a unique culture with unique rules where collective units, not individuals, are prioritized and where the mission supersedes the men/women who serve. Police departments are another form of appropriate collective in a democracy whose similar mission is national defense at a local and state level. Obama and his leftist Democratic Party are deliberately trying to weaken and undermine American police departments as well.

    Obama’s long-term plan for socialism and its cradle-to-grave government control is a political power grab that steals individual right and replaces them with national government rights. Like any predator the Democratic Party focuses its prey on the short game and disguises its long term objective. Sexual predators do not lure children with vegetables – they offer candy. Political predators do not lure their voters with hard work – they offer them free college, free healthcare, free food, free housing, free everything – and then the windows close, the doors lock, and the prey is captured and exploited.

    Socialism is political candy for Americans who have been indoctrinated to believe that it will provide social justice and income equality. There are no individual rights in socialism – all rights belong to the national government. There are no property rights in socialism – all property belongs to the national government. The only social justice or income equality provided by socialism is that everyone is equally poor and equally exploited.

    The appropriate place for a collective in a democracy is the military which is only effective when the mission takes priority over the individual. The leftist Democratic Party is attempting to invert American life by democratizing the military and socializing the society. The Leftist Democratic Party presents itself as America’s advocate but is in fact America’s enemy.

    The irony of the entire Leftist Humanitarian Hoax designed to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism is that the Leftist Democratic Party (and the 24 Republicans who support them) are too arrogant to understand that they are the useful idiots in the larger and more sinister plan of the globalist elite. Socialism with its complete government control is the prerequisite social structure for the globalist elite to internationalize the socialist countries and impose one-world government.

    One-world government is the new world order that the globalist elite intend to rule themselves. It is unapologetically described in chilling detail in Lord Bertrand Russell’s 1952 book “The Impact of Science on Society.” One-world government is a binary socio-political system of masters and slaves. There is no social justice in one-world government, there is no income equality in one-world government, there are no Leftists or political agitators of any kind in one-world government – only a docile, compliant population of slaves and their rulers.

    One-world government is the goal and the underlying motive of the campaign to destroy America from within. American democracy is the single greatest existential threat to one-world government and President Donald Trump is its leader. If the globalist elite are successful in their efforts to weaken the US military, overthrow the US government of President Donald Trump, and transform America into socialism the next step is globalist conquest and the imposition of one-world government.

    After 241 years of American freedom the world will be returned to the dystopian existence of masters and slaves because a willfully blind American public were seduced by political candy and followed the Leftists into the awaiting socialist sedan – the windows close, the doors lock, and the prey is captured and enslaved. Game over.

  • Ame

    I am a man and I do not wear skirts “baby”. Do you? Whatever floats your boat but keep it over there… CAPISCHE?

    • stu magoo

      🙂 wtf is your trip amy? you contacted me originally. i have no idea wtf your major problem is but i hope you get some help and go on to live a normal life as whatever gender you happen to choose. no skirts eh? frilly summer dress kinda girl are u. 🙂 toot toot. 🙂 run along now junior.

      • Ame

        Haha you are the one who is becoming emotionally unwound and unstable…cursing like a felon..LOL. Maybe you do not realize there is a law against verbal assault and you can go to jail for merely cursing at a person.. Bozo..LOL you have a nasty mouth..may I suggest you go scrub it with a bar of life boy soap? That will GIT R DONE😁

        • stu magoo

          you are truly an insane individual. my gawd what a mess. you respond to a 3 month old post NOW? WTF is wrong with you nancy? get some meds or counseling or preferably both. you one sick puppy. Adios moron.

  • NorskeNorske

    The Koran and the Bible say that Transgenders and Gays should be killed. These bleeding heart liberals think they know better than God.