MJ Hegar

Barred - Sept. 25, 2018

MJ Hegar
September 25, 2018
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Campaign status: Lost

HEGAR: I'm MJ Hegar, and after getting a Purple Heart in Afghanistan I was barred from my next career choice in the military because I was a woman. Yeah, can you believe that? So I led a bipartisan effort to change that rule. We took on a Democratic White House and a Republican Congress, and eventually…

VIDEO CLIP OF THEN-SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON PANETTA: We are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women.

HEGAR: We won, allowing women to compete for hundreds of thousands of elite ground combat jobs. I approved this message because I'll always work with both sides to do what's right for our country.