Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester used a tweet Friday to defend a transgender Montana state lawmaker who told Republicans earlier this month they have “blood on (their) hands.”
“I served in the Montana legislature for years, working with everyone to get things done for Montana,” Tester wrote in a tweet, offering defense for Democratic state Rep. Zooey Zephyr.
“Let’s be clear: Banning a duly-elected representative is an extreme, undemocratic step that harms the thousands of Montanans who no longer have a voice in their government,”
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Earlier this month, amid the legislature’s efforts to pass amendments to a bill that would prohibit sex change treatments for minors in the state, Zephyr told Republicans in the House that they have “blood on (their) hands.”
“The only thing I will say is if you vote yes on this bill and yes on these amendments, I hope the next time there’s an invocation when you bow your heads in prayer, you see the blood on your hands,” Zephyr said.
Accompanying Tester’s tweet was a portion of a radio interview he took part in to discuss the situation and defend Zephyr, the first transgender state lawmaker in Montana…