Congress votes against ban on U.S. military funding of ‘sex change’ surgeries

Thursday evening the House of Representatives voted 209 to 214 to defeat the amendment denying the Pentagon funds for “sex change” surgeries

More than 20 Republicans joined the Democrats in voting to defeat the measure. Pro-life Catholic Illinois Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski, who is pro-life, also voted on the side of the LGBT lobby to defeat the amendment.

Missouri Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s amendment to deny the Pentagon taxpayer funds for transsexual “sex reassignment surgeries” has advanced for consideration to the full House of Representatives.

Hartzler’s amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) follows another that she withdrew last week targeting the Obama-imposed policy allowing gender-confused “transgender” individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military.

The new amendment “would make it so ‘funds available to the Department of Defense may not be used to provide medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to medical care,’” The Hill reported.

The homosexual-”transgender” lobby organization Human Rights Campaign (HRC) today railed against the new Hartzler amendment, saying the revised amendment “was given the green light by House Republican leadership late Wednesday. Following official ratification of the leadership’s decision by the House Rules Committee later tonight, the amendment will head to the House floor.”

Defense Secretary James Mattis has delayed implementation of the DoD “transgender” policy for six months pending a review. The policy, which was imposed without congressional legislation or debate, was slated to go into full effect July 1. Mattis reportedly rejected a request by the Army and Navy (which oversees the Marines) to delay the policy for two years, causing conservatives like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to grumble.

Outrage is building across the country, at least among traditionalists and opponents of political correctness in the military, at the Pentagon’s continued celebration of “LGBT pride” under Trump, and especially the Army’s new “transgender” training guidelines. To prepare for “transgender inclusion,” the Army is reportedly instructing women soldiers to accept sharing public showers, restrooms and barracks with gender-confused “transgenders,” including men who call themselves “women” yet still possess their inborn male genitalia intact.

“The Army Directive orders all personnel to accept transsexuals having a new ‘gender marker’ in bathrooms, showers and other private areas, showing zero concern for the feelings of women exposed to ‘gender pretenders’ taking advantage of the situation,” Elaine Donnelly writes in a new Center for Military Readiness special report calling on Trump and the Military to “Revoke Problematic ‘Transgender’ Policy Directives and Instructions” to the troops.

Medical care?

Rep. Hartzler quickly pulled her original NDAA amendment in late June “to give the DoD an opportunity to address this problem internally, reserving the right to proceed with this effort on the House floor in July.” But conservatives continued to support a rollback on Obama’s military “transgender” policies, and Federal News Radio reported June 27 that “there’s still a possibility the [Hartzler] amendment could come up again when the bill goes to the House floor [in July].”

Instead, Hartzler issued a scaled-back amendment targeting the DoD’s coverage of body-disfiguring “sex reassignment surgeries” as “medical care necessary to achieve stability in the preferred gender.”

“By recruiting and allowing ‘transgender’ individuals to serve in our military we are subjecting taxpayers to high medical costs, including up to $130,000 per transition surgery, lifetime hormone treatments, and additional surgeries to address the high percentage of individuals who experience complications,” Rep. Hartzler said, adding that “transgender” surgeries alone could cost U.S. taxpayers $1.35 billion over the next 10 years.

In a press release, the Missouri Congresswoman said that with that money the DoD could comparatively purchase: “13 F-35’s, 14 Super Hornet F-18’s, 2 B-21 long-range strike bombers, 8 KC-46’s, all A-10 wing replacements or increased end strength of our troops.”

The Rules Committee’s decision along party lines not to block Hartzler’s amendment banning taxpayer funding for the body-disfiguring “trans” surgeries “sets up a Thursday fight on the House floor over ‘transgender’ rights in the military and, possibly, more broadly,” according to The Hill.

HRC called the amendment “outrageous” and protested: “It is imperative that the House of Representatives reject this harmful amendment.”

Meanwhile, the conservative site Red State celebrated Hartzler’s legislation.

“[O]ur national security is too important to use our military as a lab of social justice experimentation,” writes Red State’s Susan Wright. “Transgenders got the green light to openly indulge in their alternate lifestyle on the government dime, thanks to the Obama administration’s push to destabilize American might.”

The American Family Association is calling on Americans to “Urge your U.S. Representative to vote for Congresswoman Hartzler’s amendment to put an end to the Obama administration’s military transgender mandate” by calling their U.S. Representative at (202) 224-3121.


(NEW YORK) — Project Veritas has released a video of CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN’s Russia narrative.

“I mean, it’s mostly——-t right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.”

He confirms that the driving factor at CNN is ratings:

“It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss… All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.”

According to the CNN Producer, business is booming. “Trump is good for business right now,” he concluded.

Bonifield further goes on to explain that the instructions come straight from the top, citing the CEO, Jeff Zucker:

“Just to give you some context, President Trump pulled out of the climate accords and for a day and a half we covered the climate accords. And the CEO of CNN (Jeff Zucker) said in our internal meeting, he said good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we’re done with that, let’s get back to Russia.”

Bonifield also acknowledged: “I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.” He continues:

“I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”

“To report not on facts, but instead on narratives that yield high ratings, is exactly the definition of fake news,” said James O’Keefe. “We said we are going after the media, and there is a lot more to come.”