Jon Schweppe of the American Principles Project was able to share his thoughts on the “Protect Children’s Innocence” bill offered by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Schweppe credited MTG’s courage in the political environment.
“This is the moral issue of our time,” he said. “And frankly, we need more people standing up. And, because of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s work on this, we have 37 cosponsors on this legislation, which is really pretty incredible and I think this is definitely going to be a priority for Republicans going forward.”
Schweppe said the issue is difficult to talk about because it gets “whitewashed” in the media by a media that labels everything “transphobic.”
“We’re talking about eight-year-olds going on puberty blockers,” he said. “Fourteen-year-olds going on cross-sex hormones. Sex change surgeries, double mastectomies for 15-year-olds. I’m sorry, this needs to be talked about. And for the journalists out there who refuse to do it, you’re the problem. And, ultimately 10 years from now, when we’ve all recognized, when the American people recognize, this was a mistake, a colossal mistake, that’s harming millions of people, blood’s going to be on your hands. So I think it’s really important to say that and for the media to understand that.”
This legislation, Schweppe said, will be a priority for a GOP-led Congress. He said there must also be retribution for people on behalf like Chloe Cole, and other de-transitioners, who go through it.
He said American Principles Project is “coming for the institutions” and corporations supporting this stuff. The PAC is spending $10 million this campaign cycle targeting Democrats who support the ideology and are willing to put kids in harm’s way.
“We’re coming. And this is a big movement. It’s going to be a powerful movement. And we’re not going to stop until we win,” Schweppe said.