VIDEO: Retired Colonel Blasts Army's Transgender Indoctrination of Troops

GOP candidate Mitchell Swan cites Free Beacon report in latest campaign ad

March 15, 2022

Republican congressional candidate Mitchell Swan, a retired Marine Corps colonel running for a seat in Georgia, blasted the Biden administration for indoctrinating soldiers in controversial transgender ideology in a new ad released Tuesday.

Swan, who spent 30 years in the Marine Corps and served overseas, said he was shocked by a recent Washington Free Beacon report exposing a mandatory internal Army presentation training soldiers on gender pronouns and coaching officers on when to offer soldiers gender transition surgery. The presentation, "Policy on the Military Service of Transgender Persons and Persons with Gender Dysphoria," was given to officers last month along with instructions for them to train their subordinates on the material.

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "reviewing nuclear options while we assess transgender therapy options," Swan says in the new ad. "As a retired colonel who led Marines overseas, I know this woke indoctrination will destroy our military. And that’s why I oppose transgenders in our ranks."

"The biggest European land war since World War II, and where is our military focused? Gender dysphoria and woke training," Swan says, describing the presentation as "insane."

Swan says he aims to "fight woke policies on every front" as a member of Congress.

Swan is running in a crowded Republican primary to fill the seat of Rep. Jody Hice (R.), who is not seeking reelection in Georgia's 10th Congressional District.

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