CHANTILLY, Va.: Delegate John J. Bell (D – Loudoun) released the following statement following President Donald J. Trump’s announcement banning transgender people from joining the Armed Forces of the United States:
“President Donald Trump has no idea what military service means. Sacrificing everything for your country doesn’t have a gender – standing side by side with your fellow service members to accomplish a mission shouldn’t be limited. This ban makes transgender people second-class citizens, unable to fulfill a calling of service and sacrifice. It’s absolutely unacceptable to me that our Commander in Chief continues to discriminate and spread his hateful rhetoric to every corner of our beloved nation.”
Delegate John J. Bell is a 26-year Air Force veteran serving his first term in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 87th District in Loudoun and Prince William Counties.