Hello and welcome to Vera’s Weekly Report! Today, I was going to talk about the process of buying health insurance while being transgender. However, I’m not quite done purchasing health insurance. I’m waiting to hear back from one company that was helping me. I’ll definitely report on that next week. For now, I want to talk about the investigation into the Trump administration.
It starts with FBI director Comey. He was investigating the Trump administrations connections with Russia. While this was going on, Trump was doing everything concievable to make life hell for trans people. We have suffered fo so long, and he decides to kick us while he’s down. I won’t go into detail here, as I’ve already wrote about it once. He’s done more, but that’s another article.
When Trump felt Comey was getting too close, Trump fired him. As a businessman, this move would make perfect sense. If the janitor is telling off the CEO, the janitor gets fired. So it’s not too surprising the action that Trump took. The problem with this, is that Trump is not a CEO, and Comey was not a janitor. In America, anyone can challenge the president. When Trump fired Comey, he set up a major blow back.
Politicians have to be above reproach. Firing the person that’s investigating you proves that you are not. With Comey gone, Congress has hired a special investigator, Meuller. Meuller is not able to be fired by Trump, and anyone who denies him access to documents can be held in contempt of congress. A federal crime that is also treason.
Now, I’ll admit that I don’t have all the facts about Trump’s russian connections. Do I think he definitely has some? Most assuredly. There has even been rumors that there was talk of a direct line between Trump and Putin to be set up. Does firing the person investigating you look bad? Yes, definitely. Do i want Trump gone? Yes!
But now we’re getting a little too much into speculation and personal political affiliation. Let’s bring this back around to the realm of what’s mostly facts.
Trump has been horrible to trans people. He’s being investigated for connections to Russia. He is not above reproach. The White House is scrambling to try to hinder this investigation. In my opinion, a leader like this should not be in charge. And soon, he may not be. If there’s a connection, Meuller will find it one way or another.
Now, before I end this article… I want to talk about the Midterm elections. With the way that things have been going, democrats are set to take back congress. This is awesome, but it won’t happen on it’s own. We need to get out and vote! Vote for a better tomorrow, vote for a better year future!
And in Pittsburgh this year, there are elections in November. Get out and VOTE!!!! Get ready, educate yourself! Let’s do this thing!
Anyway, that’s my piece for this week. I hope to see you all again next week where I will definitely be talking about healthcare and insurance. Have a great week, and remember: You are an amazing person. You matter.
TransPride PGH Steering Committee Member