A transgender former member of the US Navy SEAL’s elite commandos unit, is mounting a challenge against the second-ranking Democrat in the House.
Kristin Beck on Monday filed the paperwork to run in the Democratic primary against Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), according to Maryland elections records.
“You can help by getting the word out. … Follow, tweet, viral grassroots determination to change out the old guard,” Beck’s Facebook page said last Wednesday.
“I like Steny,” she said on “Nation First” on Monday. “He’s been here for over 30 years. He’s done a really good job, I just think it’s time… . You need to pass the baton onto younger generations.”
Beck served in the Navy for 20 years and is the first openly transgender former U.S. Navy SEAL.
She has served for 20 years as a Navy SEAL and deployed 13 times, including seven combat deployments. Beck served on the SEALs’ elite counter-terrorism unit known as SEAL Team Six, Team six is the elite of the elite and was the unit that killed Osama bin Laden
Beck retired in 2011.