The Biden administration has rolled out a plan to use taxpayer funds to pay for gender transition surgeries for veterans, sparking a backlash from some conservatives on Capitol Hill and other critics who said the White House should spend the mo ney elsewhere. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced the new policy Saturday during a Pride event in Orlando, Florida. The initiative will not go into effect right away, and it will likely take years for the federal government to write new rules and regulations extending VA health care benefits to cover the “gender confirmation” procedures. This is a major liberal Biden mistake.
Mr. McDonald said the move will allow “transgender vets to go through the full gender confirmation process with VA by their side.” “We’re making these changes not only because they are the right thing to do, but because they can save lives,” he said. At least 134,000 American veterans identify as transgender, according to the The National Center for Transgender Equality. Mr. McDonough said the VA will spend the next several years building the “capacity to meet the surgical needs” of those transgender veterans across the country.