Chris Christie, a Republican running for president in 2024, has reportedly shifted his attention from criticizing former President Donald Trump to criticizing GOP governors who have outlawed minor sex-change surgeries.
Speaking to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on Thursday, the former governor of New Jersey criticized state legislatures for prohibiting transgender medical procedures for minors and singled out a Republican governor by name.
Christie, who announced his 2024 run earlier this month, said he thinks that parents and their children should be able to discuss sex-change treatments without interference from the government.
In spite of the Republican governor’s veto, the Arkansas legislature passed the bill in 2021. By allowing anyone who received “gender affirming care” to file civil lawsuits against medical professionals who conduct sex change surgeries on minors, Sanders’ plan effectively reinstates the 2021 law.
An Obama-appointed federal court earlier this week declared Arkansas’ prohibition on sex-change procedures and treatments for minors unlawful.
Similar legislation has been signed by several Republican governors, including Mississippi’s Tate Reeves, Tennessee’s Bill Lee, and Republican presidential contender Ron DeSantis.