Retired Navy SEAL and transgender advocate Kristin Beck says she has applied for a Job in the Trump administration in order to promote trans visibility.
“I’ll carry their coffee if that’s what they want — just so I’m there, just so I’m visible and I exist…”
Beck, who retired in 2011 after providing decades of Navy service as a member of SEAL Team Six, says that even though she is qualified to work at the Pentagon she would gladly do anything for the administration. She has even volunteered to serve coffee according to a report by Military.com.
“I’ll carry their coffee if that’s what they want — just so I’m there, just so I’m visible and I exist, and so they see a veteran who is going through life who maybe they don’t understand,” said Beck in an interview. Maybe with that understanding, they can build some compassion and they’ll understand what liberty means to me.”
Beck has not been shy about her criticism of Donald Trump in the past as she lashed back on Twitter back in October when he said the military “needed to get away from political correctness,” while referring to allowing transgender troops to openly serve.
#Trump calls it “PC” for me to serve?
I served in US Navy SEALs for 20 years…
Trump also says PTSD is “weak”… https://t.co/JZDToa2K4O
— Kristin Beck (@TheLadyValor) October 4, 2016
Since her retirement, Beck has been actively fighting for the rights of the transgender community and for veterans as well. She ran for congress in Maryland as a Democrat but lost to incumbent Steny Hoyer in the primary election. Beck stated she applied for a job through the Trump administration’s employment portal at GreatAgain.gov, but has not yet received a call back. Trump officials have not responded to any requests regarding Beck’a application.
Beck has stated that she sees allowing transgender troops to serve openly in the military and federal government as part of the liberty that she spent two decades of her life fighting for. “I served my country; I fought for life, liberty, and happiness; and I’m not allowed to have it myself,” she said. “This is my country waving a flag and talking about liberty. We talk about liberty, liberty, liberty. And I keep saying, ‘This is my individual liberty.'”