Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Friday, Republican Texas Representative Louie Gohmert argued against the recent proposal to have Veterans Affairs pay for sex change operations, saying it would lead to an increase in veterans committing suicide.
Gohmert began by criticizing the decision to reclassify transgenderism as “transgender dysphoria” in the most recent edition of DSM (it’s actually just “gender dysphoria”). “It’s a generalized sense of dissatisfaction, and for that you want to cut off organs and destroy people’s lives?” he asked.
“And now this administration says we’re going to have the VA do sex change operations,” Gohmert continued. “Really? Do we not have enough veterans committing suicide without you increasing that 20 times?”
“Enough is enough! And we have to stand up for our veterans,” he concluded. “We’re the adults.”
Watch the exchange above, via C-SPAN3.
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