This senator and former army colonel obliterated Trump's transgender military ban in a single tweet

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to ban most transgender people from serving in the military.

The administration's policy reversed a 2016 decision by Obama to open the military to transgender service members. It prohibits transgender people from military service, but allows those who are already serving and those who are willing to serve in their 'biological sex' to do so, reports the New York Times.

Many people are completely and utterly appalled by the transphobic legislation. One person who pretty much summed up everyone's frustration and anger is US senator and former army colonel Tammy Duckworth.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote:

When I was bleeding to death in my Black Hawk helicopter on that dusty field in Iraq, I didn't care if the American troops risking their lives to help save me were gay, straight, transgender, black, white, male or female. All that mattered was they didn't leave me behind.

She then added:

Needless to say, people were blown away by her incredible response.

Duckworth 20/20, anyone?

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