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Montana Freedom Caucus Demands Censure of Missoula Representative Zephyr

Montana Freedom Caucus Demands Censure of Missoula Representative Zephyr

The trans Missoula Rep. said he hoped the next time the Legislature prayed they would see blood on their hands if they banned “sex change” operations on minor children

The Montana Freedom Caucus demands Representative Zooey Zephyr of Missoula’s House District 100 be censured by the House for attempting to shame the Montana legislative body and by using inappropriate and uncalled-for language during a floor debate over amendments concerning Senate Bill 99 – to ban sex changes of minor children.

This bill already passed the Montana House and Senate, and the debate was over amendments requested by the Governor. The amendments were concurred in on a 66-34 vote. This bill is important because it protects minor children from forced life-altering and unnecessary surgical procedures. 

During the debate, Representative Zephyr closed an argument by stating “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.” See the video HERE.

The caucus agreed with Majority Leader Sue Vinton when she immediately stood up to state, “We can debate matters civilly and with respect for each other.” 

While individual legislators have condemned his behavior, the legislature itself has not yet issued a collective statement acknowledging the wrongdoing and upholding a commitment to civil discourse.

This kind of hateful rhetoric from an elected official is exactly why tragedies such as the Covenant Christian School shooting in Nashville occurred. Combined with former Montana Supreme Court Justice Jim Nelson’s recent calls for “jihad” and a “fight to the death,” there is unmistakable evidence of a desire for some to engage in violence over political beliefs. This must stop. 

The Montana Freedom Caucus are members of the Montana Legislature who are advocating for limited government, lower taxes, and accountability and integrity in government.

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The Montana Freedom Caucus are members of the Montana Legislature who are advocating for limited government, lower taxes, and accountability and integrity in government.

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MTDude
MTDude

Agreed its a short walk to call for open violence. I think he should loose his seat. Think its pretty clear Its time to take a dicisive stand against incendiary speech. He has the right to express his opinion but being held to account for action that opinion might provoke is as important. Practicing your Freedom of speech comes with awesom responsibilities aswel.

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Roy McKenzie
Roy McKenzie

“Zooey Zephyr” should be censured for several of his comments regarding his push to guarantee minor children are mutilated by surgery and “puberty blockers.”

https://twitter.com/hellgatehell/status/1648462016498245636

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Franz Glaus
Franz Glaus

A deeper and more profound problem to contemplate is why Montanans are electing (albeit by hook or by crook, right?) mentally ill people to the legislature.

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