Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich challenged President Joe Biden on Sunday over his gender obsessions, slamming his decision to invite a transgender activist to the White House as the nation stumbles under the triple burden of rising crime , chaos on the southern border and inflation.
In an op-ed for FOX News, the former Republican congressman said the upcoming midterm elections were “doomed” for Democrats by Biden’s focus on “gender-affirming care” for minors then that a host of other pressing issues demanded attention.
Gingrich’s criticism came a week after Biden met with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, 25, in a panel of six progressive activists for NowThis News, as reported by Breitbart News.
The president said he was embracing ‘gender-affirming care’ at the meeting, saying he doesn’t believe a state should have the right to pass laws limiting access to transgender treatment, before saying ask Mulvaney for help.
“As a moral issue and as a legal issue, I just think that’s wrong,” Biden lamented, continuing a theme of anti-transgenderism that has been a defining tenet of his presidency almost since day one.
Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order granting extended “rights” to men and women who want to live as the opposite biological sex. https://t.co/ImNoLEairi
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 22, 2021
In his article for FOX News, Gingrich had none of that. He wrote that the White House had made a mistake doubling down on transgender rights with the approaching midterm elections and that a clear focus on broader issues was needed in the Oval Office.
“There are only weeks left until the midterm elections, which will keep the agenda of Joe Biden and the Washington Democrats on life support – or shut it down altogether,” he wrote, adding:
The American people are deeply concerned about the cost of gas and groceries, crime on the streets, and the chaos on the southern border (which their program has caused).
White House staff therefore scheduled a meeting between Biden and a radical lifestyle activist who represents a movement most Americans disagree with.
Here we have the embattled Democrats deciding that the key to the election isn’t securing the border, locking up criminals, reining in inflation, or solving the nation’s education crisis. The key to winning is meeting a transgender activist on TikTok and supporting transgender.
Gingrich went on to cite a recent survey by America’s New Majority Project, which found that transgender is hardly a major issue among American voters.
Nor are they as consumed by it as some media that define sexuality among school-aged children as an “art form” to be discussed at length.
Recent headlines about the disruption of drag events and their portrayal as sexual and harmful to children may obscure the art form and its rich history.https://t.co/0Pb992w7gF
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) October 31, 2022
The investigation, according to Daily mailfound that 62% of Americans think it’s “never appropriate” to discuss gender reassignment with children in kindergarten through 12, and 80% think parents should be told about such changes in advance. talks.
At the same time, 59% of Americans think it should be illegal to provide puberty blockers to teens, and 56% think gender transition surgery is child abuse.
“The image of President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden sitting and watching ‘Days of Girlhood’ while inflation mounts, crime reigns and our children’s future crumbles is one of those images that condemn the election,” Gingrich wrote of Mulvaney’s TikTok series in which a transition to female is documented.
He added: “Nothing says ‘detached from reality’ more clearly in the minds of voters.”
The former congressman then despaired: “My hunch is that it was an act of desperation.”
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