President Joe Biden issued a statement that claimed that it was “close to sinful” for any state to fully block a minor’s access to any “gender-affirming care,” effectively blocking off children from having access to trans-activist medical professionals.
Biden took time to meet with gues host Kal Penn to carry out an interview for the episode of “the Daily Show” that aired Monday on Comedy Central, and the conversation ended up shifting gears to speak about trans-identifying kids and the strides being taken — being mostly carried out by Republicans in states such as Florida — to put a stop to kids from making entirely irreversible choices concerning their bodies while they are still not even allowed to vote.
Joe Biden says on The Daily Show, “What’s going on in Florida is, as my mother would say, close to sinful.”
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Biden did finally concede that the issue of “gender-affirming care” was much more complicated — “harder” — when it starts to involve kids, but went on to insist that laws should be set in place to stop states from interfering.
“Transgender kids is really a harder thing,” he expressed to Penn as part of a clip that ended up being leaked prior to the broadcast on Monday. “What’s going on in Florida is, as my mother would say, close to sinful.”
“It’s terrible what they’re doing. It’s not like a kid wakes up one morning and says, ‘You know, I decided I want to become a man’ or ‘I want to become a woman’ or ‘I want to change,'” Biden went on. “What are they thinking about here? They are human beings. They love. They have feelings. They have inclinations that are. … It just, to me, is, I don’t know is, it’s cruel.”
The president went on to suggest that setting in place laws as a means to hamstring states from taking action on the issue, arguing that the federal government should “make sure we pass legislation like we passed with same-sex marriage. You mess with that, you’re breaking the law and you’re going to be held accountable.”
As for “what’s going on in Florida” — the events to which Biden seemed to be objecting to — state medical board issued a vote last November to ban puberty blockers, transgender surgeries, and all cross-sex hormones for children. To go along with this, the Senate for the state of Florida officially filed a bill this past February that would end up holding businesses responsible for the total cost which goes along with detransitioning — if they had at first covered the medical costs in relation to the transition.