(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson hit out at Arkansas Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson for vetoing legislation that would have stopped young children from being castrated.
And he didn’t just criticize him…he questioned him.
During an interview on Fox News, Carlson directly challenged the Republican – who was criticized last week by former President Donald Trump – to answer whether or not he supports the chemical castration of children.
“I think of you as a conservative. Here you have come out publicly as pro-choice on the question of chemical castration of children. What changed?” he asked.
WATCH: Tucker Carlson and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson debate the governor's decision to veto a bill banning gender surgeries for minors that was later overridden by the Arkansas state legislature.
Gov. Hutchinson says that the bill "invokes the state" in medical decisions. pic.twitter.com/kwzGtTwtle
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 7, 2021
Hutchinson had just vetoed legislation produced by state Republican legislators aiming to stop healthcare providers from giving children hormone treatments or surgeries that either permanently damages their physical extremities or cause hormonal problems that leave the children permanently infertile.
“Let me emphasize, Tucker. You are a conservative, you have a great background in that. Where are we getting back to the limited role of government, that we don’t have to invoke ourselves in every societal position out there. Let’s limit the role of government, let’s let parents and doctors make decisions,” Hutchinson responded.
Carlson then asked why, if that logic was true, 18 year olds aren’t allowed to drink or get tattoos in Arkansas, or why 15 year olds can’t get married.
“ . . . They’re not old enough to have sex but they’re old enough to be chemically castrated? How does that work exactly?” Carlson added.
Hutchinson responded by saying that he was trying to “broaden the party” and that Republicans should “at least think through ,I na reasoned way, as to whether this is the right bill to interfere with parents and doctors’ decisions on a health care matter.”
Which is exactly the argument the Democrats use, and one that puts children in physical danger.
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement via his Save America PAC slamming Hutchinson for siding with Democrats on the contentious issue.
“Asa Hutchinson, the lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas, just vetoed a bill that banned the CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN,” President Trump said.
#BREAKING President Trump Blasts Governor Hutchinson For Vetoing HB1570
“Asa Hutchinson, the lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas just vetoed a Bill that banned CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN. ‘Bye-bye Asa,’ that’s the end of him!” pic.twitter.com/xUzGrOh20Z
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) April 8, 2021
Hutchinson is barred from seeking another term in office owing to term limits in Arkansas, and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running to replace him.
Something tells us that Sanders might soon be Governor Sanders…