Former President Donald Trump blasted Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson for vetoing laws that may have made his state the primary to ban puberty blockers for minors who establish as transgender.
“Asa Hutchinson, the lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas, just vetoed a Bill that banned the CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN,” Trump mentioned in a press release on Thursday. “‘Bye-bye Asa,’ that’s the end of him! Fortunately for the Great State of Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will do a fantastic job as your next Governor!”
“This is the first law in the nation that invokes the state between medical decisions, parents who consent to that and the decision of the patient. And so, this goes way too far. And in fact, it doesn’t even have a grandfather clause [for] those young people that are under hormonal treatment,” he argued.
Hutchinson mentioned he would have supported laws that restricted solely “reassignment surgery,” which at the moment isn’t carried out on minors within the state.
The Arkansas legislature voted overwhelmingly to override Hutchinson’s veto.
Fox News’ Yael Halon contributed to this report.