Twitter has added a “hateful conduct” label to a tweet from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, but left it up because it “may be in the public’s interest.”
Twitter banned the congresswoman’s personal account in January for statements critical of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Rep. Greene had shared a video of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” featuring US Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine, whose birth name is Richard.
“We must do everything we can to prevent Dr. Dick Levine’s pre-teen #WeenieChop,” Rep. Greene tweeted.
We must do everything we can to prevent Dr. Dick Levine’s pre-teen #WeenieChop pic.twitter.com/EOYRpvaNoi
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) July 18, 2022
In the footage, Levine was advocating for allowing minors to change their genders and participate on sport’s teams that do not match their biological gender.
“Trans youth are vulnerable. They suffer significant harassment and bullying, sometimes in schools or their community. They have more mental health issues, but there’s nothing inherent with being transgender or gender diverse which would predispose youth to depression or anxiety. It’s the harassment and bullying,” Levine said. “Now they are suffering politically motivated attacks through state actions against these vulnerable transgender youth. This is not based upon data. These actions are politically motivated.”
Levine continued, “So we really want to base our treatment and to affirm and to support and empower these youths not to limit their participation in activities in sports and even limit their ability to get gender affirmation treatment in their state.”
Later in the segment, Levine said “every major medical association agrees: gender-affirming care is life-saving, medically necessary, age-appropriate and a critical tool for health care providers.”
Twitter added a warning to Greene’s tweet that stated, “this Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about hateful conduct. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”
Rep. Greene was not the only person to express their outrage about the advocacy for altering the healthy bodies of minors, which many branded “child abuse.”
Former Dept. of Education press secretary Angela Morabito tweeted, “Perhaps the only thing sicker than cheerleading the sterilization of children is calling it ‘empowerment.’”
Perhaps the only thing sicker than cheerleading the sterilization of children is calling it “empowerment” https://t.co/V3kzdpfiCK
— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) July 18, 2022
Kansas Senator Dr. Roger Marshall tweeted, “80% of children outgrow gender dysphoria. Under the Biden Admin’s ‘gender care’ policies, these children may suffer irreversible harm. ‘Gender-affirming care’ is child abuse.”
80% of children outgrow gender dysphoria.
Under the Biden Admin’s “gender care” policies, these children may suffer irreversible harm.
“Gender-affirming care” is child abuse. https://t.co/Y43NotdoyZ
— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) July 18, 2022