DNC Statement On Governor Greg Abbott Targeting Transgender Young People

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott targeting transgender children:

“Republican governors and legislators have targeted innocent children solely aiming to exist as their truest selves. Medical experts have reaffirmed the reality that gender-affirming care saves lives. But instead, Governor Abbott is cynically using Texas children as a political weapon and perpetuating senseless hatred towards the transgender and gender non-conforming community. 

“We cannot be silent in the face of injustice and we must protect our nation’s children from Republican extremism. I admire the courage of the LGBTQ+ community in the face of an onslaught of anti-LGBTQ bills moving across the country and am proud to lead the Democratic Party that continues to fight alongside them against these shameful attacks.”