Nebraska Democrat Lawmaker Explodes During Session: ‘We Need Trans People!’
Machaela (D) Cavanaugh, a Nebraska state senator, exploded in a late-week session after the state ban controversial transgender medical treatments for minors. She shouted, “We need Trans people!”
The bill, which prohibits transgender surgeries and limits the use hormone therapy and puberty blocking agents for anyone younger than 19, was passed by the Nebraska legislature with a vote of 33-15. It was then sent to Governor Jim Pillen (R) to become law.
Cavanaugh repeatedly shouted the same chant, which reportedly annoyed some legislators enough to make them leave the room.
“We nee trans people! We love trans people! “Trans people belong here!” Cavanaugh yelled. “We need people who are trans! We love trans people! Trans people are welcome here! Trans people are needed! We love trans people! Trans people are welcome here! Trans people are needed! We love trans people! Trans people are welcome here! Trans people are needed! We love trans people! “Trans people belong here!”
“You matter. “You matter, and I will fight for you.” “I will not stop,” she raged. “I won’t stop today and I won’t stop tomorrow,” she screamed. You are loved. You matter. “You belong here.”
Cavanaugh attacked Republican legislators for voting for the law, which included protections for unborn children as it prohibited abortion after 12 week. There are exceptions to the bill, such as in cases of rape or incest and for the sake of saving the mother’s life.
Cavanaugh stated, “Your children post things on social media and your children call you colleagues.” “You must live with the consequences of your vote.” “You have to live with your vote. You must live with the fact you voted to remove people’s rights. You must live with it. “The rest of us will have to deal with the consequences of this, but you must live with it.”