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Marjorie Taylor Greene accuses Joe Biden of supporting “child abuse” in bizarre analogy

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) appeared to contradict herself on Twitter when attacking President Joe Biden for supporting freedom of medical choice for transgender people.

She shared a clip from the Now This Presidential Forum from earlier this week, where trans TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney asked Biden if states should be allowed to ban gender-affirming care.

“I don’t think any state or anybody should have the right to do that,” Biden responded. “As a moral question and as a legal question, I just think it’s wrong.”

“Joe Biden thinks it’s wrong to stop the profit driven medical industry from cutting breasts off 15 yr old girls and castrating teen boys before they are old enough to legally get a tattoo or vote,” Greene wrote. “Democrats are the party of child abuse.”

Several people noticed her comparison to tattoos. It’s actually not illegal for minors to get tattoos in most states, as long as they have parental permission or it’s done with a parent present. Some states, like Idaho and Florida, set a minimum age of 14 or 16 years old, while most don’t have a minimum age if parents consent.

Moreover, gender-affirming genital surgery is not performed on minors, despite Greene’s statement to the contrary. And gender-affirming care is health care.

Other people called her out for supporting laws to require minors to carry pregnancies to term. Her campaign website calls abortion a “genocide” and touts her support from anti-abortion organizations.

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