Biden regime Secretary of Defense and ex-Raytheon board member Lloyd Austin declared that “transgender rights are human rights,” and indicated he believes transgender soldiers fought to defend the “rights and freedoms” of Americans during the “founding of our nation” and every war major since since for the past 200+ years.
“Throughout American history, LGBTQ+ citizens have fought to defend our rights and freedoms,” Austin said during the “Pentagon Pride” event. “From the founding of our nation to the Civil War, from the trenches of the two world wars to Korea and Vietnam and from Afghanistan to Iraq.” Austin did not mention by name any of the LGBTQ+ soldiers who fought during the founding of the United States or any of the other conflicts mentioned.
“They fought for our country even when our country wouldn’t fight for them,” Austin said, continuing to read from his notes. “And even as some were forced to hide who they were or hang up their uniforms. And today we reaffirm that transgender rights are human rights, and that America is safer and better when every qualified citizen can serve with pride and dignity. Now that’s real progress.”
“Nobody should have to hide who they love to serve the country that they love," Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin said Wednesday during the Pentagon’s 10th annual Pride Month celebration. Austin noted the military's progress in recognizing LGBTQ rights but said there is more to be done. pic.twitter.com/VnjWqNHsXE
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In May Austin admitted that his Department of Defense had “no plan” to intercept a Chinese rocket debris falling to Earth, even if the debris endangered U.S. citizens:
Lloyd Austin, the Secretary of Defense under the Biden administration, admitted this week that the regime has zero plan in place for shooting down the debris of a giant Chinese rocket booster if it poses a danger to American citizens, and indicated that the administration’s response to the potential national security threat consists of being “hopeful that it will land in a place where it won’t harm anyone.”
“What is the latest estimate of when and where this Chinese rocket will come down, do you consider it a potential threat to the U.S., and do you have a plan for shooting it down if necessary?” Austin was asked on Thursday.
The former Raytheon employee replied, “The latest estimates that I’ve seen is somewhere between the 8th and 9th, uh, and the experts are still working on that, uh, at this point we don’t have a plan to shoot the rocket down, we’re hopeful that it will land in a place where it won’t, uh, won’t harm anyone, hopefully in the ocean or someplace like that.”