Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby, the new Pentagon press spokesman, joins Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss the lifting of the transgender military ban, saying that Defense Secretary Gen. Lloyd Austin is committed to supporting President Biden’s agenda and building an inclusive agency. “It’s going to take us a couple of months to continue to work through all the details of how this gets done but as of today, transgender people are allowed to join the military, if they meet all of the other standards,” Kirby said. Aired on 01/25/2021.
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Pentagon Spokesman: ‘As Of Today, Transgender People Are Allowed To Join The Military’
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