Mark Esper

Trump Accountability Project (TAP)

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Secretary of the Army

-- Former Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President at the very anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation. (Exact dates are unclear, but he is listed in both the 1996 and 1997 annual reports)

-- Chair of the National Security Policy subcommittee for the 2008 Republican Platform. This platform explicitly affirmed “the incompatibility of homosexuality with military service.”

-- Director of National Security Affairs for anti-LGBTQ Senator Bill Frist (at a time when the Majority Leader was leading his GOP caucus in anti-LGBTQ policy pushes, including inaction on DADT repeal)

-- Policy director for anti-LGBTQ candidate Fred Thompson’s short bid for the GOP presidential nomination of 2008.