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Hatch breaks with Trump, says transgender people should be able to serve in the military

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Washington • Sen. Orrin Hatch broke with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, disagreeing with the commander in chief's new directive to bar transgender people from military service.

"I don't think we should be discriminating against anyone," Hatch, a Utah Republican, said in a statement on Twitter. "Transgender people are people, and deserve the best we can do for them."

Hatch added that he wanted more information and "clarity" from military leaders about Trump's decision.

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Hatch has been one of Trump's most unwavering supporters, but this was the second instance this week that the senator took issue with Trump statements or policies. The first was his spirited defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom Trump has suggested might not be long for the job because he recused himself from the investigation of Russian meddling in the election.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/5553841-155/hatch-breaks-with-trump-says-transgender



I have never been a fan of ole Whorin' Orrin, but if this helps create a fissure within the fetid ball of turd that is the GOP these days, I can get behind that!
Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Jul 26, 2017, 12:50 PM (9 replies)

Police detain 5 people during demonstration at Hellers office

Source: Las Vegas Sun

Five people were detained during a health care-related demonstration at Sen. Dean Heller’s Las Vegas office this afternoon, according to Metro Police. They were expected to be released with unspecified citations, Officer Larry Hadfield said. The rest of the group dispersed.

Pictures of the demonstration show people holding a cloth banner that says “HELLER Stay Strong SAVE MEDICAID.”

“Senator Heller always values the opportunity to hear directly from the people he represents, and he welcomes their feedback because it helps him do his job best. He is proud of the constituent services operation he has built, and he will continue to always listen to the voices of Nevadans,” said Megan Taylor, a spokeswoman for Heller.

This is the second time this week Metro has responded to Heller’s Las Vegas office.

Read more: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jul/20/police-detain-4-people-during-demonstration-at-hel/
Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:41 PM (10 replies)
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