Speaking in Iowa yesterday, GOP White House hopeful Dr. Ben Carson wished aloud that we should “deal” with transgender issues somewhere other than the military.
And, he added, he misses the good old days when gays and lesbians had to be uber-closeted to serve in the U.S. military.
“You know, we have too many important things to do,” Carson said at a “Veterans and Military Town Hall” hosted by the Concerned Veterans for America. “When our men and women are out there fighting the enemy, the last thing that we need to be doing is saying what would it be like if we introduced several transgender people into this platoon.”
“You know, give me a break. Deal with the transgender thing somewhere else,” Carson said before saying he prefers the old “don’t ask, don’t tell” military philosophy that ended in 2011.