Congress called out over 'mutiny' resolution

Friday, April 12, 2019
Chad Groening (

Two transgender soldiersA military watchdog is drawing attention to a Democrat-passed resolution that is being described as "mutiny" against President Trump.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic majority passed HR 124, a non-binding measure that expresses opposition to President Trump’s policy reversal that bans transgender troops.

Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, says it should have been called the "Military Mutiny Resolution” because it encourages the armed forces to “defy” the commander in chief. 

“What is the message?” she asks rhetorically. “If they implement this policy --- and by the way they will, it's not in place yet --- on April the 12th then people in the military should resist.”


That sort of tactic is going “way too far,” Donnelly says, even in a non-binding resolution.

The Hill reports Democrats introduced the resolution after a federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration, which allows the ban to take place April 12 as planned. But more lawsuits are still pending, the story also states.

The resolution passed in the House 238-185. 

Donnelly points out that five Republican lawmakers voted for the resolution: Trey Hollingsworth of Indiana; Will Hurd of Texas; John Katko of New York; Thomas W. Reed of New York; and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania.

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan voted "present."

Donnelly says all 238 members of the House who voted for the resolution need to be held accountable for encouraging defiance of the commander-in-chief on a matter of policy.

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