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Tucker Carlson laid into Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson when the  GOP politician made an appearance on Carlson’s Fox News show on Tuesday night.

Carlson blasted Hutchinson for his seemingly inexplicable decision to veto a bill sent to him by his state legislature’s fellow party members which sought to stop children from being subjected to chemical castration in the name of ‘trans’ rights.

As Fox News reports:

Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson defended his decision to veto legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender-confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth in a fiery exchange with Fox News host Tucker Carlson Tuesday.

The Tucker Carlson Tonight” host explained to viewers that the bill nearly passed with Hutchinson’s support until the governor rejected the legislation that would have prohibited doctors from providing gender-confirming hormone treatment, puberty blockers or surgery to anyone under 18 years old, or from referring them to other providers for the treatment.

Hutchinson accused Carlson of misrepresenting the bill, explaining: “If this had been a bill that simply prohibited chemical castration, I would have signed the bill.”…

“With respect,” Carlson said. “It doesn’t sound like you have studied it very deeply. I mean, this is an emerging field. There’s not a lot of research. But the research that exists suggests the depression and the urge to self-harm and suicide is a component, it’s a side effect of taking these hormones.”

 

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Jim
Jim
9 months ago

Whether you agree or disagree with the Governor, Tucker Carlson was totally disrespectful. I am a fan of Tucker’s, but this was out of bounds. If you ask someone to come on your show and they agree, give them a chance to answer your questions instead of constantly interrupting. Your audience could not hear his answers because Tucker would not shut up.

Dumpy
Dumpy
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Tucker Carlson has never been “out of bounds,” with anyone on his show. Just by examining your comment, I can tell you are one of those who so desperately try to demonize someone by first saying you “SUPPORT” them! Just like all the “GUN OWNERS of infinite generations” who all of a sudden “see the light” when Biden or Beto OROUKE tells America that they do not NEED the AR PLATFORM OF RIFLE. Or, the best one yet, “I’m a Trump supporter, BUT ladedadeda!!”

Jamey
Jamey
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Jim –

I agree that the government, no government, should be involved in any personal sexual matter – especially involving children, who, because of intellectual immaturity, cannot make an informed, rational decision. But Tucker Carlson is responsible for the execution of his very important news interview show, and he does have a personal point-of-view. Further, I believe his point-of-view is very well researched and thought out. Since children cannot make a well researched and thought out (unalterable) decision about something as important as their sexual natures, it just MAY be up to government to protect them from important, fundamental, permanent physiological changes, until they enter the age of rationality – which I personally place at 21 years of age. Many of these details are complicated, but a child should not be subjected to unalterable psychological/physiological changes until they are mature enough to think for themselves. Parents have NO right to do this thinking for them, and must simply be satisfied with what nature provided from the birth process.

jawad
jawad
9 months ago

His Excellency Hutchinson seems to try to play it both ways, sorry. You can have it one way or the other way, but you cannot have it BOTH ways. Leave the ‘chemical castration’ a.k.a. sex reversal (whatever) decisions to the 18-and-older crowd. Even so, I hear over and over that human brains do not mature until ca. 25 years.