A Fox News contributor who was suspended last year for calling President Barack Obama a “total p*ssy” blasted Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday for making what he a called “disgraceful” decision to drop the ban on transgender service members.
During a press conference on Thursday, Carter announced that the Pentagon would allow transgender people to openly serve in the military.
“Our mission is to defend this country, and we don’t want barriers unrelated to a person’s qualification to serve preventing us from recruiting or retaining the soldier, sailor, airman or Marine who can best accomplish the mission,” Carter explained. “We have to have access to 100 percent of America’s population for our all-volunteer force to be able to recruit from among them the most highly qualified — and to retain them.”
Following the press conference, Fox Business host Trish Regan asked Peters how he felt about “transgenders” being able to serve alongside other service members.
Peters insisted that he was a “pretty tolerant guy,” but added, “to me this is a disgraceful example of hurried social engineering that takes no account of the general morale and team building.”
“And so again, personally not a problem for me,” Peters continued, “but I know a lot of what we call the line doggies [foot soldiers], it creates — if you’re out there with an infantry for weeks at a time, there are real issues with all sorts of integrations.”
“There’s a reason why over the centuries, and even lately as we’ve integrated women very successfully into many jobs in the military, Marine and Army infantry platoons have remained a male domain,” the Fox News contributor opined. “And it’s not a macho thing, it’s not a thing about bigotry, it’s about that’s the most effective way to kill our enemies.”
Watch the video below from Fox Business, broadcast June 30, 2016.