Kristin Beck has an interesting bio. Former Navy SEAL. Former member of the elite SEAL Team Six. Transgender. Critic of President-Elect Donald Trump. Former candidate for U.S. Congress. And now, a possible official in the Trump Administration?!
According to Beck, she has expressed interest in working for the next administration in order to improve its understanding of transgender and veteran issues. In fact, Beck said she would basically do any job so long as she is involved in Trump’s incoming administration.
She told 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. Maybe with that understanding, they can build some compassion, and they’ll understand what liberty means to me.”
Beck had previously criticized Trump after he said back in October that perhaps our armed forces need to stop being so P.C. Beck then tweeted in response to this comment: “Trump calls it ‘PC’ for me to serve? I served in US Navy SEALs for 20 years” and she boldly tweeted: “@realdonaldtrump say it to me in person!”
While she has not yet received a response from team Trump after submitting an online application for a job, Beck would be one of the few openly LGBT veterans to work for a Trump Administration if she received such an opportunity.
For Beck, it appears to be all about protecting one’s individual rights. She explained: “I served my country; I fought for life, liberty and happiness; and I’m not allowed to have it myself. 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.’ ”