US retired general Lloyd Austin, the candidate of incoming President Joe Biden for the post of Secretary of Defense, said on Tuesday that he wants to get rid of the ban on transgender people serving in the US military.
That ban was instituted apart from President Donald Trump.
Austin told a senatorial committee on Tuesday that he supports a plan to abolish the transgender ban and you can expect that I will always back that,” Austin said in a hearing. Austin did not say when the transgender ban will be lifted.
In the United States, candidate candidates are usually heard by the Senate. He must agree to the appointment before it can take place formally.
In the hearing, General Austin said Iran is one of the greatest threats to the United States and its allies in the Middle East as far as he is concerned. “Iran remains a destabilizing element in the region,” Austin said. a nuclear weapon will make almost every problem we have in the Middle East more challenging to solve.”
Austin also pledged to tackle extremism within the US military after plainclothes soldiers took part in the attack on Washington’s parliament building earlier this month. behaviours are, in my opinion, absolutely unacceptable, “Austin told the Senate.” I will do everything I can to rid our ranks of racists and extremists.