White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters yesterday that it is “necessary” to give children puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgery, claiming that it is the “best practice” and even a form of “life-saving” medical care. She later threatened federal action against those opposed to inflicting the left’s pro-trans agenda on kids.
Jen Psaki’s remarks on “trans kids” came after the Alabama State Legislature approved legislation that criminalizes the use of puberty blockers in children and bars doctors from performing gender reassignment surgeries on kids. Under the legislation that will become law when signed by Alabama’s Governor, Doctors who prescribe the puberty-halting drugs or perform gender reassignment operations on children will be charged with a felony and face up to 10 years in prison for their crimes.
Calling Republican opposition to puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgeries for children “disturbing,” Jen Psaki claimed that the drugs and procedures are both “necessary” and “life-saving,” attempting to back up the claim by citing the opinions of left-wing physicians.
“Republican elected officials are engaging in a disturbing, cynical trend of attacking vulnerable, transgender kids for purely partisan, political reasons,” Psaki said to reporters. “Today in Alabama, instead of focusing on critical kitchen table issues, like the economy, COVID, or addressing the country’s mental health crisis, Republican lawmakers are currently debating legislation that among many things, will target trans youth with tactics that threaten to put pediatricians in prison if they provide medically necessary, life-saving healthcare for the kids they serve.”
Psaki went on to cite a recent executive action from Texas Governor Greg Abbott that called for child abuse investigations into the parents of “trans kids.” She claimed that they are in fact “loving parents” and that Republicans are hoping to “intimidate” them, as well as members of what she calls the “LGBTQI+ community.”
Seeming to issue a veiled threat of federal interference to Alabama lawmakers, Psaki went on to say that the DOJ has put them “on notice” and accused them of violating the US Constitution for opposing the “best practice” of using “life-saving” transgender drugs and surgeries on kids.
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While the issue of so-called “trans kids” was virtually non-existent just a few years ago, providing puberty blockers and gender reassignment operations to children is now a key component of the Democrat agenda, and some establishment Republicans are even going along with it.
As National File previously reported, in Virginia, GOP establishment candidate Jen Kiggans, whose run for Congress is being backed by Kevin McCarthy and Elise Stefanik, voted for SB-868, opening girls’ restrooms up to men. SB-868, also known as the “Virginia Values Act,” was cited by the state’s education department in forcing school districts to adopt “trans-affirming” policies and has been blamed for leading to the serial rape of Loudoun County schoolgirls by a “gender-fluid” male in a skirt who was given access to the girls’ restroom.
In Utah, where the GOP establishment maintains a stranglehold on statewide offices despite it being one of the deepest red states in the country, Governor Spencer Cox was caught on video giving his “preferred pronouns” to kids as they took part in a town hall-style meeting on “equity and inclusion.”