“The president’s tweet this morning regarding transgender Americans in the military is yet another example of why major policy announcements should not be made by Twitter. The statement was unclear. The Department of Defense has already decided to allow currently-serving transgender individuals to stay in the military, and many are serving honorably today. Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving. There is no reason to force service members who are ready to fight, train, and deploy to leave the military – regardless of their gender identify.” – Sen. John McCain, via press release.