Ted Cruz on Transgenders in the Military

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said Monday that the military’s moves to include transgender soldiers in its ranks had shifted its focus away from its core mission.

The military will soon allow transgender soldiers to serve, noted Cruz. “How about having the military focusing on hunting down and killing the bad guys…instead of treating it as this crucible for social justice innovations. We’ve lost sight of what their job is and that’s what we need to get back to.” Cruz asked at a stop at a restaurant here.

The Texas Republican was asked about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a controversial policy that excluded gays from military service that ended in 2011. A man here noted that it ended under the Obama administration and wondered what would happen if Cruz were elected president.

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