Right-Wing Activist Opposes COVID-19 Relief Since It Might Help Trans People March 24, 2020

Right-Wing Activist Opposes COVID-19 Relief Since It Might Help Trans People

Ed Martin, who runs the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, a group modeled after the woman who arguably blocked the Equal Rights Amendment decades ago, says we shouldn’t adopt proposed relief efforts during the current pandemic because they may help transgender people.

He made the comments last week on — where else? — “Breitbart News Tonight,” urging an Indiana politician to vote against any proposal that wasn’t temporary because, otherwise, Democrats would always say some group or another is suffering.

“The key to it is ‘temporary,’ right? Our listeners are begging us — actually they’re beating me and Rebecca up because we’re saying, ‘Stick with the president. You have to trust his judg​ment if you trust him now.’ But we have to know that people have our back on ‘temporary’ because, you know, Social Security and Medicare and lots of things started out as small programs and became entitlements,” Martin said.

He continued, “Here’s what I told somebody today: If the answer is ‘We’ll send you $1,000 because times are tough​,’ every Democrat in America will tell you times are tough for every hyphenated American. We’ll have, ‘Transgenders need $1​,000 a month because it’s tough.’”

Spoken like someone who has no conceivable idea of the hardships that trans people face.

And spoken like someone who despises a vulnerable group so much that if they are being helped by a relief program — one that would help everyone rather than singling out some groups over others — then no one should benefit.

By the way, just months ago, Martin spoke out against the proposed Violence Against Women Act because it would include trans women.

The Schlafly cruelty lives on.

(Screenshot via YouTube)

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