President Donald Trump recently announced a new "hire" to his administration that will likely send liberals' heads spinning.
Although the announcement has not yet been formally made, several news outlets are reporting the president has selected Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville), the leading candidate for that state's governor in 2018, to become secretary of the Army. The West Point graduate was a medic for the special operations team that captured Saddam Hussein and wrote a book about the experience titled A Night With Saddam.
He's also an evangelical Christian who holds to the biblical definition of marriage. This is particularly relevant because he will be replacing the first openly homosexual civilian leader in the Army's history, Eric Fanning.
As the ultra-liberal Center for American Progress complains:
Just last June, the Pentagon announced that it was lifting the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. Part of that plan was a year-long rollout, such that transgender people can not start enlisting until this coming summer. Green, whose opposition to transgender equality is well documented, would be easily positioned to throw a wrench in this implementation.
Green, who is a physician, founded AlignMD, a hospital staffing company providing service to five southeastern states, which was later bought by another company for approximately $26 million, according to news reports. As secretary of the Army, he would be responsible for a $150 billion piece of the Pentagon's annual budget.
The legislator is expected to drop his gubernatorial bid to accept the president's offer to lead the Army.
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