Gen. ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Shuts Down NY Senator On LGBT In The Military With One Sentence
KRISTEN GILLIBRAND: Do you believe that allowing LGBT Americans to serve in the military or women in combat is undermining our lethality?
JAMES MATTIS: Frankly, senator, I’ve never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with.
GILLIBRAND: So, the answer is no?
MATTIS: Senator, my concern is on the readiness of the force to fight and to make certain it’s at the top of its game so when we go up against an enemy, the criteria for everything we do in the military up until that point our young men and women across the line of departure is they will be at their most lethal stance. That’s my obligation, as I move into this job.
GILLIBRAND: For the record, I’d like, in writing whether you believe gender or… Understood, sir. Just for the record…
JOHN MCCAIN: The senator’s time has expired. Please adhere to the rules of the Senate.
GILLIBRAND: Thank you, mister chairman.