Trump's Transgender Ban for Military Catches Texans Offguard, Splits Lawmakers

WASHINGTON -- President Trump's abrupt decision Wednesday to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military caught key Texas lawmakers by surprise, and drew sharply divergent views.Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services committee, had no idea the decision was coming."It was a surprise to me, and I think the Pentagon is referring questions to the White House because it was a surprise to them too," said the Clarendon Republican."I don't know what to think," he said, adding that all he knew was what he saw in the president's early morning tweets. "There are obviously questions to be answered about, 'Now what?' "  Continue reading...

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