Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) will introduce a new bill that would criminalize puberty blockers and gender-changing surgery on children. While appearing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday, Greene presented the Protect Children’s Innocence Act which aims to protect minors from medical treatments or surgeries that may have long-lasting implications.
Greene pushed back against the term “gender-affirming care,” and declared it to be “child abuse” and “genital mutilation.”
“This practice should never happen. It’s so disgusting and appalling,” Greene said of the so-called gender-affirming care. “And it’s an embarrassment to our country.”
She believes that the Republican Party is only worthy of votes from Americans if they are “willing to stand up and stop horrific things, like child abuse and like so-called gender-affirming care.”
Greene said gender-affirming care is “puberty blockers that cause chemical castration, teenage girls actually having their breasts chopped off, teenage boys being castrated.”
“This needs to be illegal, and I’m introducing a bill called Protect Children’s Innocence Act, and it would create a law that would cause it to be a Class C felony for any person involved in so-called gender-affirming care,” Greene declared.
Punishment for a Class C felony is up to 25 years in prison and as much as a $250,000 fine.
“That means genital mutilation surgery,” she explained. “That means hormones that mean puberty blockers, anything involving any youth under the age of 18. Because these kids are too young to make these awful decisions that will affect them and will be permanent for the rest of their lives.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson chimed in, “You cut the breasts off a little girl you should go to prison. Of course, you perform a medically unnecessary hysterectomy on a little girl, you should be in prison.”
Greene said this is “a line in the sand” and a list is being kept on which politicians don’t support banning medically-induced transgender transformation for children.
“If we cannot protect children from this horrific child abuse and create this to be a felony because this practice has to end,” the congresswoman stated. “It’s the kind of things nightmares are made of. And these are monsters under kids’ beds that are doing these horrific things to them.”
Carlson proclaimed, “You can’t sexually mutilate children. Period.”
“Under my Protect Children’s Innocence Act, anyone involved in acts of physical mutilation to minors under 18 will be guilty of a felony and can go to jail,” Greene wrote on Twitter. “These procedures for profit permanently disfigure kids before they even know what they want to do when they grow up.”
By Friday morning, Greene announced that the Protect Children’s Innocence Act had 10 supporters. The bill is co-sponsored by Republican Representatives Mary Miller (Ill.), Jeff Duncan (S.C.), Bob Good (Va.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Ralph Norman (S.C.), Tony Gonzalez (Texas), Burgess Owens (Utah), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), Diana Harshbarger (Tenn.), and Andrew Clyde (Ga.).
Greene said if Republicans win back Congress, they also need to “clean out the corrupt FBI,” defund exorbitant climate change initiatives launched by Democrats, and impeach Merrick Garland.
Last week, Greene filed articles of impeachment against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. The Republican representative for Georgia claimed that Garland assisted in facilitating a “political persecution” of former President Donald Trump.