Mattis Shuts Gillibrand Down On LGBT Military: I Don’t Care Who People ‘Go To Bed With’ (Video)
(Daily Caller) Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis really doesn’t care who people sleep with, especially in the military.
He dismissed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s question about LGBT members of the military during his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying, “I’ve never cared.”
“Do you believe that allowing LGBT Americans to serve in the military or women in combat is undermining our lethality?” Gillibrand asked.
“Frankly, senator, I’ve never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with,” he replied.
“Senator, my concern is on the readiness of the force to fight and to make certain it’s at the top of its game,” Mattis said.
“For the record, I’d like, in writing whether you believe gender or –”
She tried to get Mattis to put it in writing that he is fine with LGBT in the military and women in combat, but was cut off and reprimanded by Sen. John McCain.
“The senator’s time has expired. Please adhere to the rules of the Senate,” McCain said.
“Thank you, mister chairman,” she replied.
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