FBI shows up at home of Texas nurse who opposes ‘transgender medicine’

Opposition to “transgender medicine” saw a whistleblowing Texas nurse get a house call from the FBI.

“They threatened me.”

Orwellian screws have been increasingly put to Americans who have dissenting opinions toward President Joe Biden’s leftist administration which has employed crackdowns, indictments, and arrests that appear, at the very least, to be meant as deterrents to speaking out. While the Justice Department has vehemently denied allegations of a weaponized federal government, a new video published by Christopher Rufo along with a whistleblower’s testimony belied even Attorney General Merrick Garland’s claims.

Tuesday, writing for the City Journal, the senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute shared details of nurse Vanessa Sivadge who’d accepted a position at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2021 only to find herself aiding in exposing an alleged illegal effort to continue practicing chemical castration of minors.

As a result of her role in blowing the whistle on doctors at TCH, she received a visit from two FBI agents at her home, seen in a video shared by Rufo on social media with the caption, “This is where we are now: The Biden Administration sent two FBI agents to intimidate a nurse who told the truth about the child sex-change program at Texas Children’s Hospital. The regime is mobilizing to threaten and imprison anyone who opposes ‘transgender medicine.'”

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In the video, special agents Paul Nixon and David McBride could be heard telling the nurse they want to talk about “some of the things that have been going on at [her] work lately.”

She recounted how they referred to her as a “person of interest” in their investigation of the whistleblower who had exposed TCH’s child sex-change program, contending the individual had broken federal privacy laws. She claimed, “They threatened me.”

“They promised they would make my life difficult for me if I was trying to protect the leaker. They said I was ‘not safe’ at work and claimed that someone at my workplace had given my name to the FBI.”

Details of Sivadge’s experience with the FBI came only days after the Justice Department unsealed a four-count indictment on Dr. Eithan Haim, who is alleged to have obtained and disclosed “personal information” from patients at TCH.

“In April 2023, Haim allegedly requested to re-activate his login access at TCH to access pediatric patients not under his care. The indictment alleges he obtained unauthorized access to personal information of pediatric patients under false pretenses and later disclosed it to a media contact,” said the DOJ in their release on the indictment.

As with Haim, Sivadge claimed that TCH had continued its child gender program despite an investigation from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the passage of a law in the Lone Star State banning transgender procedures and treatments on minors.

She alleged that doctors had “cut corners” and committed Medicaid fraud to secure funds for the hospital’s child sex-change program.

“The largest children’s hospital in the country is illegally billing Medicaid for transgender procedures. It is evident that the hospital continues to believe it is above the law not just by concealing the existence of their transgender medicine program from the public, but by stealing from the federal government,” the nurse told Rufo.

Sivadge described how doctors also seemed to be steering patients in the direction of transgender procedures rather than dealing with underlying conditions of addiction, anxiety, depression, or discomfort with puberty, “In the cardiac clinic, we were taking sick kids and making them better. In the transgender clinic, it was the opposite. We were harming these kids.”

Speaking with Rufo, she explained, “I work very closely with this provider, Dr. Richard Roberts. I’ve been in the room with him when he speaks with these patients. Dr. Roberts is extremely encouraging of their transition and will essentially do whatever he can to make sure that they are happy, at least externally happy. Because I am absolutely certain that they are not internally happy. He is very accommodating. He does whatever they want. Essentially, there is no critical analysis of the process.”

Meanwhile, as Haim and Sivadge both became targets of the DOJ, Garland recently released an op-ed where he claimed, “The Justice Department makes decisions about criminal investigations based only on the facts and the law. We do not investigate people because of their last name, their political affiliation, the size of their bank account, where they come from, or what they look like. We investigate and prosecute violations of federal law — nothing more, nothing less.”

For her part, the nurse argued she remained undeterred in exposing what was happening, “My faith and my gut, just knowing right from wrong, compels me. I was born for this. I have no doubt this is what I am supposed to do.”

Sivadge also recounted deep regret for her role in impacting the lives of the minors under TCH’s care, “I was told to do something I knew was wrong. It made me sick that the lie called ‘gender-affirming care’ was being sold to parents and children and creating hugely lucrative profits in secret–and I was part of it.”

Kevin Haggerty


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