Last Updated on May 7, 2021
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller appeared on the Friday edition of Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss the current efforts of Republican legislators to stall H.B. 1399, a bill that would ban the use of chemical castration, genital mutilation, and other gender transition-related procedures in Texas.
“Not a lot of Republican voters are in favor of [child castration], not a lot of Democratic voters, not a lot of sane people are for mutilating children, but some Republican are holding up on the ban on it, why?” Tucker Carlson asked.
“I can’t believe this, in Texas, really? We’re gonna let our children be mutilated?” Miller said. “Tucker, we don’t let our minors smoke cigarettes, we don’t let ’em drink alcohol, we don’t let ’em engage in sexual activity, you can’t even get a driver’s license if you’re sixteen. But we will let em be mutilated, mastectomies, castration, gene hormone therapy – this gender modification has got to stop. It’s just cowboy logic.”
Miller added, “I wish our governor, Greg Abbott, would use some of his political powers and political capital to get this [bill] moving, we’d get it passed, we’ve only got six days. Six days, if this bill doesn’t pass, it’s dead for two years, before the legislature can come back. And I’m fed up with it, it’s embarrassing for our state, some of these children have this done to them as young as two years old, can you believe that? It’s disgusting.”
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“He’s just silent on it, we need him to weigh in,” Miller said of Abbott. “I’m a statewide elected official, I’m the Ag Commissioner, but I’m weighing in. I think it’s that important.”
Miller recently appeared in an ad that fingered Texas Rep. Dustin Burrows for refusing to place the bill on the legislature’s calendar. “One man standing in the way, that’s your Rep. Dustin Burrows of Lubbock,” said Miller in the ad, which began airing on Texas radio stations on April 28. “Tell Dustin that sex change operations on minors are just flat wrong”.
The same activists who recruited Miller for the ad later released a second ad specifically naming Abbott as the person responsible for stalling the bill, with former U.S. House Candidate Chris Ekstrom telling National File “Abbott’s woke corporate cronies have decreed that we can’t be Texas anymore, and no one’s taken more money from them than Greg Abbott, no one in the country,” said Ekstrom. “Not even Joe Biden.”