Surprising no one, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee responded to a question at last night’s GOP debate from FOX News anchor Bret Baier on transgender military service by echoing arguments that were made by Republicans years ago during the debate over whether to allow gay people to serve openly.
“The military is not a social experiment. The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things. It’s not to transform the culture by trying out some ideas that some people think would make us a different country and more diverse. The purpose is to protect America. I’m not sure how paying for transgender surgery for soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines makes our country safer.”
He then moved to blasting Obama’s military policies, citing Benghazi and military equipment that he described as “older than me.”
“The disaster is that we’ve forgotten why we have a military.”