(RepublicanInformer.com)- Former President Donald Trump tore into Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson last week over her decision to veto a bill that banned the chemical castration of children.
Yes, that really happened.
“Asa Hutchinson, the lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas, just vetoed a bill that banned the CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN,” President Trump said in a statement issued by his Save America PAC.
#BREAKING President Trump Blasts Governor Hutchinson For Vetoing HB1570
“Asa Hutchinson, the lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas just vetoed a Bill that banned CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN. ‘Bye-bye Asa,’ that’s the end of him!” pic.twitter.com/xUzGrOh20Z
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) April 8, 2021
The president was referred to HB 1570, a bill that banned gender transition procedures for children – a procedure advocated by far-left Democrats as a simple fix for gender dysphoria, but one widely criticized for causing permanent damage to children’s bodies.
The bill, which was sponsored by Arkansas Republicans, stopped health care providers from administering any gender transitioning treatments to children under the age of 18, including surgery and hormone therapy.
“Bye-bye Asa,” that’s the end of him! Fortunately for the Great State of Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will do a fantastic job as your next Governor!”
Governor Hutchinson believed that the bill was a “vast government overreach” and refused to sign it after claiming that it was the “product of the cultural war in America.”
“While in some instances the state must act to protect life, the state should not presume to jump into the middle of every medical, human, and ethical issue,” the governor said.
Thankfully, however, the law is still being passed without the consent of the governor. Arkansas is one of just a few states where a simple majority vote can be used to override a governor’s veto. On Tuesday, the state legislature voted 71-24 in the House and 25-8 in the Senate to override the governor’s veto and protect children from being subjected to politically motivated medical procedures that cause permanent damage to their bodies.
Republican Rep. Robin Lundstrum, who was the lead sponsor of the bill, said that “children need to be protected” on Monday.
Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David sided with politically-motivated Democrats and doctors who support the treatment of young children, and said that the governor’s veto should serve as a “warning” to other states considering banning the controversial treatment.
“The repercussions were too much for Arkansas, and they will be just as severe for any state weighing this type of legislation,” he said.
This should all prove pretty useful for President Donald Trump’s favored candidate to replace Hutchinson, former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.