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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 08:58 AM

Candidate for top Homeland Security job withdraws over Trump transgender troops ban

A candidate for a top position at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) pulled his name from consideration for the job on Thursday after President Trump's announcement that transgender Americans would be banned from serving in the armed forces "in any capacity."

John Fluharty, a former executive director of the Delaware Republican party, told the agency in an email that he was no longer seeking the position of assistant secretary of partnership and engagement after Trump's announcement on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Fluharty wrote in the email, first obtained by Politico, that Trump's surprise decision to ban all transgender troops from serving in the armed forces "runs counter to my deeply held beliefs."

“As I mentioned in our conversation, I am a strong advocate for diversity, both in the Republican Party and in government,” Fluharty wrote. “The President’s announcement this morning — that he will ban all of those who identify as transgender from military service — runs counter to my deeply held beliefs, and it would be impossible for me to commit to serving the Administration knowing that I would be working against those values.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344236-top-dhs-candidate-drops-out-over-trump-transgender-troops-ban

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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 09:00 AM

1. Good idea to avoid the dumpster fire

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 09:02 AM

2. Never buy a ticket on a sinking ship!

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 09:11 AM

3. It is, but the effect to the public is that only the most craven will take a spot in his

administration, and we will end up with nightmare staff all the way down the line.

The imps are self-selecting.

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