Mattis Confirmation Hearing

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    Surprised we did have a thread going on about it. So here it is.

    C-SPAN (which is subtitled for those without sound).

    Edited to add.

    So far has no plans to stop women from serving in combat arms.
    Said it never crossed his mind what two consenting adults did in their bedrooms so he doesn't seen an issue with LGBT service members.
     
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    The problem is not in the LGB part, it's in the T.
     
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    From what I have read about it they have decided to allow Trans, but basically it's not truly "soldiering" I.E. Trans individuals are non-deployable. I could be wrong, it's been a while since I followed up on it.
     
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    Yeah, I am not chipping in the situation, I am just pointing out that it's more complex than what Mattis made it sound like (probably in order to avoid more grilling on the hot topic).
     
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    Oh yeah most likely. I think his answer of , and I am paraphrasing here I don't care what two consenting adults do in private, was perfect.
     
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    Remarkably, Trump's transition team might have, either accidentally or intentionally, sent a few adults to Congress.

    Even Sen. Sessions, who played an ideological dolt during the election, seemed reasonable and thoughtful. But, so far Tillerson and Kelly came across very well, and Mattis will likely convince Congress to give him a waiver so he can serve as Defense Secretary.

    I expect that Carson will crash-land his HUD hearing, but even he might survive his hearings.
     
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    Here's a live picture of the Senate panel:

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    Mattis really does have a Chesty Puller-vibe about him. And, I think that Thomas Ricks is probably right about Mattis, he's not the best fit for the Pentagon per se, but he might do a very good job.
     
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    The last thing I personally could care less about for him in his position is how he feels about tranny peeps. To even put that on the radar is 100% why this election went to Trump. Time for the country to get back to the basics and common sense.
     
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    Chesty is a the OG, Mattis is in his image though.

    "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." Chesty

    vs.
    "I plead you with tears in my eyes, you mess* with me I will kill you all".
    Mattis

    Mattis seems to have more flowery language.

    *not the actual word used
     
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    Mattis got his waiver... 81 Senators voted in favor. So that means even a lot of Dems liked his responses.
    His confirmation vote is next.
     
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    yeah, but he will have to think of the logistical issues.
     
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