Karine Jean-Pierre wags her finger at entire GOP for ‘dangerous attacks’ on transgender people

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre falsely accused Republicans of wanting to eradicate transgender people.

During a briefing on Friday, she started ranting and raving about the so-called “shameful, hateful, and dangerous attacks” Republicans have been aiming at the LGBT community.


“So I just want to take a step back a moment and really call out the shameful, hateful, and dangerous attacks that we have been seeing on the LGBTQI community as we’ve seen this week, as I said, and also last week,” she said.

“Look, it started with a speaker at a conservative conference calling for the eradication of transgender people, language that not a single national Republican leader has condemned,” she added.

The part about “the eradication of transgender people” was in reference to what conservative radio show host Michael Knowles had said days earlier at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

The problem is he never called for “the eradication of transgender people.” Rather,  he called for the eradication of transgenderism as an ideology.

“There can be no middle way in dealing with transgenderism. It is all or nothing. If transgenderism is true, if men really can become women, then it’s true for everybody of all ages. If transgenderism is false, as it is, if men really can’t become women, as they cannot, then it’s false for everybody too,” he said.

“And if it’s false, then we should not indulge it. Especially since that indulgence requires taking away the rights and customs of so many people. If it is false, then for the good of society and especially for the good of the poor people who have fallen prey to this confusion, transgenderism must be eradicated from public life entirely. The whole preposterous ideology at every level,” he added.


The most salient part of the speech was what he said about how indulging transgenderism “requires taking away the rights and customs of so many people.”

This is a point the left, including Jean-Pierre, like to ignore. Yet it’s true. The transgender community has, for example, demanded that biological women relinquish their right to privacy in a locker room, on the basis that a biological male who “identifies as a woman” should also have access to the room.

Similarly, the transgender community has demanded that biological women relinquish the right to compete among themselves, on the basis that a biological male who “identifies as a woman” should be able to compete against them as well.

These demands have led some lawmakers to take action to protect the rights of women. Over in Kansas, for example, this week legislators advanced legislation that would ban so-called “transgender women” from women’s bathrooms, prisons, locker rooms, and domestic violence shelters.

“The bill was introduced by state Sen. Renee Erickson, a Wichita Republican, but is based on model legislation by a national group that opposes transgender rights. A similar bill based on the same model is moving through the Oklahoma Legislature,” according to Kansas City radio station KCUR.

“It would require state agencies to define ‘women’ as people whose reproductive systems are developed to produce ova, and ‘men’ as people whose reproductive systems are developed to fertilize ova,” the station reported last Wednesday.

Notice how the radio station framed the bill — as an attack on “transgender rights.” And therein lies the crux of the problem. Accepting transgenderism and so-called “transgender rights” ultimately means degrading women’s rights.

It’s why some of the most vocal critics of transgenderism are women like J.K. Rowling, a lifelong liberal who, on this issue, has sided with the right:

Continuing her remarks at Friday’s briefing, Jean-Pierre complained that Republican lawmakers across the country have introduced 450 “anti-LGBTQ” bills since the start of the year.

“The same leaders that tout freedom apparently don’t extend their love for freedom if they disagree with who you are, who you love, or how you parent. It’s government overreach at its worst, taking away rights from the vulnerable, all to distract from a deeply unpopular agenda that caters to the ultra-rich,” she said.

Notice how she took it a step further and framed the bills as “anti-LGBTQ” and anti-freedom, never mind that many of them are, in fact, designed to protect the rights of women, a category of people who evidently no longer exist to Democrats …

Vivek Saxena


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