'It Shouldn't Be Announced via Twitter': McCain Blasts Trump's Transgender Military Directive
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized President Trump's announcement that the U.S. military will no longer accept or allow trangender people to serve.
McCain said the directive was "unclear" and said it is "another example of why major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter."
"Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving," he said. "There is no reason to force service members who are able to fight, train, and deploy to leave the military."
McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the group will continue to follow the issue closely and "conduct oversight" on the policy.
Any American who meets current medical & readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving - my full stmt: https://t.co/6rHm5OWQzc
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 26, 2017
He called for Congress and Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis to review the new policy.
Watch McCain's Tuesday speech announcing his return to Congress, above.