Thursday, July 27, 2023

Democrats Can't Handle the Truth--Walk Out of Committee Meeting

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The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee was seven hours into a marathon “markup” session — an ordinarily boring affair in which committees amend bills — when an unexpected request sent it spiraling out of control. 

The committee was debating whether a children’s hospital funding bill should allow money to subsidize gender transition surgeries for minors, and Democrats on the committee absolutely refused to listen to a video from a leading gender transition surgeon describing the process.

The Left's sensibilities are thin and fragile--their commitment to child mutilation is deep and wide.

But they're blind to its reality. It is child abuse. 

Be informed, not misled.

Writing for Family Research Council's "The Stand" Joshua Arnold reported this in his excellent article:

"I don't want to be held hostage by whatever you guys are doing."

“It was mentioned by my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, several times, that we don’t understand this process,” began Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.). “And so, for the sake of clarity, really, I’d like to show a video, a brief interview that was conducted [with] an expert in gender reassignment surgeries from Oregon’s health care system.”

At that moment, several Democrats interjected out of turn. “Madam chair, I object,” exclaimed Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.). “I move the committee adjourned. This has turned into a circus. I move that the committee be adjourned.” Other voices also raised a chorus of objections, while one member added, “Madam chair, we don’t want to be held hostage by whatever it is that you guys are doing.”

Arnold notes, "Playing a video during a markup hearing is unusual, but not unheard of. Notably, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) once opened a Senate Judiciary markup hearing by playing a video that criticized the Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs."

After several outbursts, Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) gaveled the meeting to order. Cammack controlled the time, she ruled, after taking a moment to consider the procedural merits of the motion, and a vote on adjournment would have to wait until after Cammack’s five minutes were up. Ironically, committee Democrats spent 25 minutes contesting the five-minute speech.

When McMorris Rodgers indicated Cammack could resume, she was cut short again. 

After the Democrats were allowed to view the video of the doctor, they still were adamant that no one else see it.

I have not been able to get a copy of that particular video the committee saw, but this is another video of the doctor explaining what he does and why.

Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-N.Y.) said, “I looked at the video, but I insist on my objection. Because I have to be honest, I don’t even understand what the person is saying. It’s all — to me it’s almost impossible to understand what he’s saying and how it relates to what we’re discussing here. Even the authentication is difficult, so I insist on the objection.”

And yet these people are spending billions of taxpayer dollars on "healthcare" that includes this barbaric practice---while claiming they don't even understand what they're doing.

Ranking Democrat: "I don't even's almost impossible to understand what he's saying." 

The Left can't handle the truth.

After all the objections, the committee voted 26-18 to watch the video.

At that point, the Democrats on the committee stood up and left the room as the video began to play.

What every American should understand.

The video the committee saw featured Dr. Blair Peters, a plastic surgeon specializing in gender transition surgeries (particularly genital surgeries) at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). Peters “established OHSU as a national and international leader” in gender transitions, the university hospital boasted and even produced an app to reduce anxiety in children undergoing gender transition surgeries. He has been unusually open among American medical professionals about performing gender transition surgeries on minors.

In the video, which featured Peters’s responses in an interview, he declared that “a lot of adolescents presenting for surgical intervention,” but that “adolescents, for sure, present some unique challenges.” In particular, “one thing that is very new is genital surgery in someone undergoing pubertal suppression,” he said. He described how prepubescent male genitalia did not provide sufficient tissue to be reshaped into a mimicry of female genitalia.

Peters also admitted that neither he nor anyone else really knew how to perform gender transition surgeries on minors who have taken puberty blockers. “We’ve maybe done a couple of pubertally suppressed adolescents, as a field, and no one’s published on it yet,” he said. “OHSU, we’re just putting our first series together as we’re just learning, figuring out what works.” On the basis of this non-existent scientific record, left-wing ideologues want the federal government to fund experimentation (permanently sterilizing experimentation) on children.

Can anyone not understand what he is saying?

If someone conflicts with the Left's acceptable narrative, they simply cancel it.

Anyone who questions, much less opposes this barbaric practice, is labeled as a "MAGA extremist.”


Those very same legislators also refuse to listen to an expert in minor castration — from their own side, no less — describe the procedures they wish taxpayers to fund. On one hand, the trans lobby has the National Democratic Party by the throat, and legislators live in fear of its cancellation.

On the other hand, these legislators are men and women with God-given consciences who want to be able to sleep at night. They reason with themselves that it will all work out fine so long as they can close their eyes and ears to the misery of permanently disfigured children.

As one gender transition doctor quipped about irreversibly transitioning children who would later regret their physical loss, “Happier in the moment, right?” 

Pray for our children that they will soon be delivered from this $2 billion scheme hatched in hell.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.