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.”