Former Connecticut House of Representatives Republican Leader and failed US Senate candidate Themis Klarides told radio listeners in Hartford that she plans on backing Chris Christie for 2024 because she just can't vote for Trump if he's the nominee.
Chris Christie just told CNN Anchor Jake Tapper that, “many Republican governors across the country have been banning hormone therapy and puberty blockers for transgender people under 18 years old.”
Christie continued, “I don’t think that the government should ever be stepping into the place of the parents in helping to move their children through a process where those children are confused or concerned about their gender. And I just would say the parents are the people who are best positioned to make these judgments. And so what I’d like to make sure each state does is require that parents be involved in these decisions."
“The fact is, that folks who are under the age of 18 should have parental support and guidance and love as they make all of the key decisions of their life. And this should not be one that’s excluded by the government in any way.”
Of course, these comments put Christie at odds with other Republicans, especially former President Donald Trump, who has vowed to “defeat the cult of gender ideology” and “protect children from left-wing gender insanity".
Does this mean that Klarides also supports the trans procedures of minors?
Inquiring minds want to know.