Trump’s ban on transgenders in the military has been partially blocked by a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia on Monday. They ruled that the president’s change on the policy cannot be enforced until it is done being reviewed in court.
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said that it violates the Fifth Amendment right to due process for transgenders.
She said, “The court finds that a number of factors—including the sheer breadth of the exclusion ordered by the directives, the unusual circumstances surrounding the President’s announcement of them, the fact that the reasons given for them do not appear to be supported by any facts, and the recent rejection of those reasons by the military itself — strongly suggest that Plaintiffs’ Fifth Amendment claim is meritorious.”
Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore is now suggesting that the federal judge be impeached.
He said, “The decision of a federal judge in the District of Columbia enjoining President Trump’s executive order on transgenderism in the military is absolutely ridiculous and is a perfect example of the outlandish doctrine of judicial supremacy whereby judges exalt themselves over the Constitution they are sworn to uphold.”
Moore slammed Kollar-Kotelly, saying she “placed herself above the Constitution” and exhibited “judicial activism.”
He argued that the House of Representatives should impeach her for violations of the Constitution that include “unlawful usurpation of power” and “lack of good behavior” before turning the case over to the Senate to have her officially removed.
“Only in 2016 did the Obama administration attempt to impose that delusion upon our fighting forces. To say that President Trump cannot prohibit transgenderism in the military is a clear example of judicial activism. Even the United States Supreme Court has never declared transgenderism to be a right under the Constitution,” he wrote.
Moore, who has said homosexual behavior should be illegal and Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to serve in Congress, has also been outspoken about removing transgender people from the military.
“We don’t need transgender bathrooms and we don’t need transgender military and we don’t need a weaker military,” Moore concluded, “We need to go back to what this country is about.”