MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Laments Gov. DeSantis Banning Mutilation of Kids
HAYES: "What a tough guy. You see all of that swagger? He will stand in your way if you are coming after parental rights. If you try to tell a parent what they can do with their kids. That very same wing of the Republican Party, embodied by Ron DeSantis and the government of the state of Florida, has now demanded to produce a situation in which the government, that guy you saw there with the tough guy swagger about freedom, is going to decide if your child, who lives in your home, that you gave birth to or raised, that you love, your kid, what kind of care they can get. He decides. Care that, to be clear, the American Academy of Pediatrics supports and recommends. Think about what this means right now as I'm speaking to you. There are parents and families in Florida who have decided as a family, as parents, along with their doctors that this health care, gender-affirming care is the best care for their kids. You may not like it, but you know what? It is none of your, excuse me, got damn business. To me, that is what the courage to be free means. Freedom means that in my household, our family decides what kind of health care our child does or does not get. Not Ron DeSantis. Not the Republican Party."