GOP Senate Hopeful Says Dems Want to Turn Immigrants Transgender
Author: Christopher Wiggins
Democrats have a master plan to bring undocumented immigrants into the United States to perform gender confirmation surgeries on them and then send a bunch of transgender people around the country to infiltrate society. None of that is of course, true, but viewers of Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News would not know any better if they saw Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance spout the nonsensical conspiracy theory on prime-time TV Thursday evening.
Speaking to the right-wing pundit, Vance, who raised money in support of January 6 insurrectionists, came up with the wild assertion that his opponent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, had plans to bring undocumented immigrants into the country to turn them into transgender people.
“If you look at [Tim Ryan’s] views on, for example, flooding America with illegal aliens, and then using American tax dollars to fund gender reassignment surgeries for those aliens, that’s exactly what Tim Ryan has proposed doing,” Vance asserts to Carlson who appears intrigued by what he’s hearing.
Media Matters for America rapid response researcher Katherine Abughazaleh tweeted a clip of Vance’s appearance on the show.
“This is just mad libs for bigots,” one of her follow-up tweets read.
“They need to not listen to the censors and the warnings,” Vance said of the American people, many of whom are alarmed by the right’s turn toward fascism and alternative realities.
Vance also said that Ryan was the “poster board” for the oligarchy.
He added that he’s not a threat to democracy as Democrats assert.
Instead, he said he’s a threat “to the existing power structure in this country … that has thrown a set of values in our schools, even in our military, onto the American people that the American people never asked for, and none of us actually want.”
Then he returned to the right-wing obsession with transgender people.
“So we have to remember that offshoring and woke ideology and gender reassignment surgeries for 9-year-old kids [is] all part of the same ruling class set of ideas. Those of us that are fighting back against it … are doing what democracy demands of us which is taking the will of the people and translating it hopefully to effective public policy that pushes back against the craziness,” Vance said.
“I think that our founding fathers gave us a great system, but we have to fight for it, and we have to preserve it. When people say that we’re threatening democracy, we just need to ignore them because the will of the people is democracy, and that’s a great thing,” Vance added.
“Amen,” Carlson responded.
Vance and Ryan are neck-and-neck in the polls. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, Vance has a 3.7-point advantage over Ryan.
Ohio has moved considerably to the right in recent elections, with former President Donald Trump carrying the state in 2020 with 53 percent of the vote.
Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Christopher Wiggins