Sen. Mark Green
Trump’s Pick for Army Post Drops Out Amid Growing Criticism
By Todd Beamon | Friday, 05 May 2017 04:14 PM
Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green withdrew Friday as President Donald Trump’s nominee for Army secretary, citing “false and misleading” attacks against him.
“It is with deep regret today I am withdrawing my nomination to be the Secretary of the Army,” Green, 52, a Republican whom Trump nominated last month, said in a statement. “I am honored that President Trump nominated me for this position.
“I appreciate his support and confidence in me, as well as that of Defense Secretary James Mattis and many others.
“But to meet these challenges, there should be no distractions – and unfortunately, due to false and misleading attacks against me, this nomination has become a distraction.
“Tragically, my life of public service and my Christian beliefs have been mischaracterized and have no bearing on the needs of the Army or my qualifications to serve,” he said. “I believe it is critical to give the president the ability to move forward with his vision to restore our military to its rightful place in the world.”
Green said in a statement by the Tennessean
“These attacks have no bearing on the needs of the Army or my qualifications to serve. I believe it is critical to give the president the ability to move forward with his vision to restore our military to its rightful place in the world,” he said.
Several Democrats and some Republicans including John McCain, had taken comments he made in September in which he said, “transgender people are suffering from a disease.” Chaplin Gordon Klingenschmitt said in an email on May 6, “Mark Green was not a distraction from the fight trump should be having with the left. In the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) still lists ‘Gender dysphoria’ as a mental disease, was not wrong to say so. This was an all-out attack by the homosexual left, who wants ZERO Christians in government, so they establish an unconstitutional litmus test for office to keep Christians out.”
Publisher’s note: We are heading here in America toward a Communist State, to where if you are not either a communist or at least a fellow traveler you will not be allowed to have a decent job and you certainly will not be allowed to serve in a prominent place in government. Lydia Vins, the wife of Pastor Georgi Vins in the Ukraine during the reign of terror under communism in that land could only work cleaning latrines in public restrooms although she had a master’s Degree in Education. We are now seeing these litmus tests on employment applications in the area of discrimination in the area of sodomy, transgenderism, abortion and other wickedness of this type. Doctors are being forced to perform abortions in some hospitals today to maintain their jobs. Many terrible things are taking place that we are not hearing about.)