In a world gone crazy, the Biden administration is determined to go crazy right along with it.
President Biden has nominated Rachel Levine, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Health who also happens to be a transgender woman, to be Assistant Secretary of Health.
One person who is definitely not confused and knows exactly what's happening is Senator and Doctor, Rand Paul.
Senator Paul opens his questioning of Levine by making it very clear what he thinks of the transgender movement's setting their sights on children. Here's some of his opening:
"Genital mutilation has been nearly universally condemned. Genital mutilation has been condemned by the W.H.O., the United Nations Children's Fund, the United Nations Population Fund. According to the W.H.O., genital mutilation is recognized internationally as a violation of human rights.
Genital mutilation is considered particularly egregious because, as the W.H.O. notes, it is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children."
Paul makes no bones about it. The transgender movement as it stands right now is in favor of the genital mutilation of children. Mandated by the government over and against the wishes of the children's parents.
Watch the full exchange:
Paul sets up the question with stats and how many young people change their minds about being transgender. He uses an example of a particular person who regretted their decision to undergo surgery.
Paul states clearly that Dr. Levine has supported giving hormone blockers to minors "as well as surgical destruction of a minor's genitalia."
Paul asks point blank if Dr. Levine supports the government taking these sorts of steps, overriding parents and being an arm of transgender radicalism.
And twice, Levine gives the same exact canned answer.
Paul asks, "Dr. Levine, do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life changing decision such as changing one's sex?"
"Well, Senator thank you for your interest in this question. Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed... I will look forward to working with you and coming to your office discussing the particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine."
That's a long-winded way of saying "I don't want to answer that question." And Levine won't answer the question because the good doctor is a radical transgender activist.
Paul holds the doctor's feet to the fire. Asks the question again. And after an almost identical non-answer, Senator Paul asks for the record to show that the witness refused to answer the question.
I'll let Dr. Paul's words wrap up why this nominee is dangerous and we would be insane to have this person as ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF HEALTH!
"For most of the history of medicine, we wouldn't let you have a cut sewn up in the ER, but you're willing to let a minor take things that prevent their puberty and you think they get that back? You give a woman testosterone enough that she grows a beard you think she's going to go back looking like a woman when you stop the testosterone? You have permanently changed them. Infertility is another problem.
None of these drugs have been approved for this. They're all being used off-label. I find it ironic that the left that went nuts over Hydroxichloroquine being used possibly for Covid are not alarmed that these hormones are being used off-label.
There's no long-term studies! We don't know what happens to 'em! We do know that there are dozens and dozens of people who have been through this who regret that this happened. And a permanent change happened to them."
Rand, take a bow.