On Thursday, the press secretary for the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, reportedly caused an uproar when she referred to children who identify as tr*nsgender as “fierce” and complimented them for their capacity to “fight back.”
Jean-Pierre was one of several leaders who shared angry comments in defense of tr*nsgender ideology less than two weeks after a shooter k*lled students and teachers at a Christian school.
She called legislation proposed by Republicans to prevent tr*nsgender medical treatments on kids gender-affirming health care and lambasted it as an attempt to block medical procedures on minors.
On the other hand, many all over Twitter voiced their concern that her language about fighting back was too risky to use so soon after a shooting.
“they fight back” pic.twitter.com/PQcGoMeOfm
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) April 6, 2023
Quite a choice of words. https://t.co/dX1jLIOZ1a
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) April 6, 2023
A trans person killed three Christian children just over a week ago and now the White House is now telling them to fight back https://t.co/SVIJ3xQ1qq
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 6, 2023
This kind of rhetoric helped cause Nashville… At least by liberals' own logic.@KJP46 https://t.co/kKCDz5RlKC
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 6, 2023
Audrey Hale, the Nashville shooter, was a biological female who identified as a male. She k*lled six people during her rampage at a Nashville Christian school, including three nine year old children.
Although Hale reportedly left behind a manifesto explaining the motives for her crimes, it has so far not been released to the public, due at least in part to fears its release may inflame hatred.
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