Arkansas Gov. Defends Veto Of Transgender Bill, Says It Was ‘Over Broad, Extreme’ | Stephanie Ruhle 1

Arkansas Gov. Defends Veto Of Transgender Bill, Says It Was ‘Over Broad, Extreme’ | Stephanie Ruhle


Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson defends his veto of a bill that would prohibit gender reassignment surgery, that the state legislature overrode and discusses what it is like for families with children already undergoing treatment. Aired on 04/14/2021.
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Arkansas Gov. Defends Veto Of Transgender Bill, Says It Was ‘Over Broad, Extreme’ | Stephanie Ruhle


  1. Obviously someone seems to think republicans care about the impact of their insane policies. They don’t!

    1. That’s so true why do you think the Republicans fought so hard with Trump to overturn the last election & probably one of the biggest reasons why the Republicans fight now with President Biden at every turn

    1. Get out of the 1950s you ultra conservative Arkansas people,and probably religious nutters as well. Geez! they are interfering in others humans rights to do what they want. Keep bloody right wing politics out of it.

    2. @Christine Scholten intellectually, the political right has atrophied so severely that all they can muster is a culture war platform

    3. Unfortunately, not minding your own business and being a judgmental piece of trash is more popular than ever

  2. Corrupt Politicians need to STAY OUT of the relationships between M.D.s & patients. They have ZERO rights to butt into ANY medical treatment or diagnosis.

    1. @fred thompson You make a point not know what the heck you are talking about. There are over 300 forms of hermaphroditism that effect the human species and it isn’t that rare.

    2. @Keith Parkhill We are talking about normal children who are confused and their idiotic parents who allow a life altering procedure to be performed. BTW: Is English your second language?

    3. @fred thompson Hormones are not life altering and I know absolutely no American surgeon that would perform SRS on anyone under 18.

    4. Cannibal leftists BEWARE. Using young children as lab rats for your modern-day alchemy is horribly wrong. “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea…Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”

    5. @X X the SRS isn’t the issue, this stops the use of hormones and puberty blockers as well… no one was saying ‘surgery for children’.

  3. The veto was just an asscover. The Baby Cheesuit state legislature will override the veto at which point Assa Hutchingson happily signs the bill.

    1. @No Show Joe Tell that to the party still kissing his even after costing them the White House and the Senate and wanting him to run for them again in 2024.

    1. @Ray El It’s a line from the movie Forrest Gump by a character who was abused by her father. I’m assuming the original poster is wanting to flee repressive state action like what happened in Arkansas.

  4. If it’s okay to pass a bill denying healthcare to transgendered people, wouldn’t it also be acceptable to pass a bill denying healthcare to Republicans?

    1. No doubt physicians and nurses will lobby for the right to deny health services to Democrats given that they think the left is evil. Yes, because they think LGBTQ is a choice and because being Republican is a choice, then in the spirit of their @sshattery, services ought to be able to be denied Republicans based on their beliefs being a choice.

    2. @Madison Heights Making blanket statements that physicians or EMS workers think “the left” is evil is completely asinine. What a ridiculous statement. I can tell you don’t actually work in EMS because I can assure you we had a much bigger problem with conservatives pretending the virus killing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide was “fake” all while we sacrificed time with our families and children and watched a massive amount of people die. It was one party that spread misinformation for political purposes, and it wasn’t the left. Even so, I’m not dumb enough to claim ALL physicians/EMS workers feel the same way… Because that’s moronic.. people are individuals and believe/think differently. That being said the majority definitely do.

  5. Rethuglicons are the definition of hypocrisy.
    These are the very same people that don’t want the Government in their lives. But they want the Government all in other peoples lives.

    1. @REAL BLACKS KNOW THE TRUTH That’s kind of silly because the answer is no.. democrats never pretended to be the party of morality or “family values”. Conservatives literally support small government while dems support larger government… So it’s a whole different level of hypocrisy on this particular issue or others like it. Another example is conservatives don’t want government to dictate what they do with inanimate objects (like firearms) but they constantly put forth bills to dictate what women do with their own bodies. You can’t equate dems and republicans on issues like this because only one group is attempting to dictate how people live their lives.

  6. Asa needs to apply the same “small government” logic to the issue of abortion rights. He’s a total hypocrite.

  7. What’s a political entity which wields government power to punish and oppress instead of working FOR citizens called? Tyranny?

    1. It seems permissible to pass around pictures of sexual conquests on the house floor, but one our future electors doesn’t feel comfortable in their own skin and seek medical attention to rectify that; who is the boogeyman the elected officials are SO scared of??

  8. You know if you believe homosexuality is a choice you actually believe that every human is bisexual and being heterosexual is a choice as well. I do not see these surgeries as being no different than fake breast, fake chest, pecks, arms, etc etc etc… plastic/cosmetic surgeries period.

  9. UNBELIEVABLE — He said, “The conservative view is they love children the best”. And because the bill wasn’t perfect to begin with, was enough to reject it in it’s entirety.

    1. He has no line item veto powers, so of course he would have to veto the entire bill. Not that it matters, since the legislature has overridden his veto.

    2. @omi god I was more shaken by “the conservative view” than I was by “the machinations of the system”.

  10. How about getting yourself, at long last, a REAL constitution? That would put an immediate end to this idiocy, and to lots of other centuries-old problems.

  11. The Governor knew it would still get passed after his veto. If he truly wanted to change the bill, he could have worked with the state lawmakers to get that done. Because THAT is what leadership looks like. Not this sorry sad excuse.

  12. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  13. He is a disgrace to Arkansans with his pockets lined by Tyson, Walmart and the Rockefellers. This is nothing more than child abuse, which he obviously openly supports!

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