Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a very important piece of legislation on Aug. 19 called the “Protect Children’s Innocence Act.”
Unfortunately, we didn’t keep up to date on this legislation as we were busy at the Iowa State Fair. But as we’re catching up, we wanted to highlight H.R. 8731.
The bill would cause any person involved in so-called “gender-affirming” care for a minor to be guilty of a Class C felony.
“These kids are too young to make these awful decisions that will affect them and will be permanent for the rest of their lives,” she said.
She called “gender-affirming” care “absolutely appalling.”
“The whole reason why I ran for Congress in the first place is because I’m one of the Americans that are sick and tired of our government allowing the abuse of the American people. But when it comes to ‘gender-affirming care,’ which is really child abuse, this is actually an assault and it’s child abuse. This practice should never happen. It’s so disgusting and appalling. It’s an embarrassment to our country.”
MTG said the Republican Party should be willing to stand up and fight against so-called “gender-affirming” care.
“Which is really genital mutilation,” she said. “It’s puberty blockers that cause chemical castration. Teenage girls actually having their breasts chopped off. Teenage boys being castrated. This needs to be illegal.”
Tucker Carlson said he assumed MTG would have the support of every Republican on this effort, but she is well short of that.
MTG has just 23 cosponsors — none from Iowa. There are Republicans from Illinois, Virginia, New York, Colorado and New Jersey on the list — but none from Iowa. The cosponsors are:
Rep. Mary Miller (Illinois)
Rep. Jeff Duncan (South Carolina)
Rep. Bob Good (Virginia)
Rep. Ralph Norman (South Carolina)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (Florida)
Rep. Tony Gonzales (Texas)
Rep. Clay Higgins (Louisiana)
Rep. Burgess Owens (Utah)
Rep. Claudia Tenney (New York)
Rep. Andrew Clyde (Georgia)
Rep. Diana Harshbarger (Tennessee)
Rep. Lance Gooden (Texas)
Rep. Lauren Boebert (Colorado)
Rep. Paul Gosar (Arizona)
Rep. Jim Banks (Indiana)
Rep. Ronny Jackson (Texas)
Rep. Glenn Grothman (Wisconsin)
Rep. Troy Nehls (Texas)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas)
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (New Jersey)
Rep. Madison Cawthorn (North Carolina)
Rep. Fred Keller (Pennsylvania)
Rep. Greggory Steube (Florida)
Tomorrow, I will introduce the Protect Children’s Innocence Act to criminalize the child abuse that many call “gender-affirming care.”
My legislation would immediately make it a felony to subject children to puberty blockers or horrific “sex change” genital surgeries. pic.twitter.com/1jAwb1TwXR
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 19, 2022
The Iowa Standard reached out to Rep. Randy Feenstra and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. We’ll publish their responses if we receive them. Rep. Ashley Hinson does not accept emails on her contact page if someone doesn’t live in her district. We sent the email directly to her staff in D.C.
This is also a question worth asking Zach Nunn in his run for United States House District 3.
If you get in touch with anyone in their office, let us know what they tell you.
You can contact Iowa’s House Republicans using the information below:
Rep. Randy Feenstra: (202) 225-4426 or (712) 224-4692 or (515) 302-7060
Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks: (202) 225-6576 or (563) 232-0930 or (641) 244-7020
Rep. Ashley Hinson: (202) 225-2911 or (319) 266-6925 or (563) 557-7789