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Roy Moore Calls for Impeachment of Judge Who Blocked Military Transgender Ban

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By    |   Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 12:17 PM

The federal judge who blocked President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military should be impeached, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said.

Moore, a former Alabama Chief Justice who will square off with Democrat Doug Jones in December's special election, released a statement Monday night after U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly prevented the Trump administration from changing the government' policy on transgender troops.

"Judge Kollar-Kotelly should be impeached by the House of Representatives for unlawful usurpation of power (Article II, § 4) and lack of good behavior (Article III, § 1), and referred to the Senate for a vote on removal," Moore said. "Not only has she placed herself above the Constitution in finding such a nonexistent right, but she has also interfered with the powers of the president as commander in chief of the armed forces under Article II, § 2, of the Constitution."

Moore called Kollar-Kotelly's decision "absolutely ridiculous," saying she overstepped her reach as a judge by demonstrating "judicial supremacy." He noted that the American Psychiatric Association classified transgenderism as a mental disorder "as recently as 2013."

"To say that President Trump cannot prohibit transgenderism in the military is a clear example of judicial activism," Moore said.

Trump first announced the ban in a July tweet. A month later, he ordered the military to reject transgender recruits and instructed the Department of Defense to come up with a policy regarding transgender people currently serving.

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