Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) and Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson debated Hutchinson’s decision to veto a bill passed by the Arkansas legislature that would prohibit doctors from prescribing puberty-blocking drugs, which Carlson called chemical castration.
Even though the veto was ultimately overridden, Hutchinson insisted his approach was true to the small-government tenets of the Republican Party.
CARLSON: Well, the legislature in Arkansas recently passed a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing so-called puberty blockers, heavy-duty hormones to children who believe they are transgender. The law also bans surgeons from physical castration of children.
But the Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson vetoed that bill on Monday. Legislatures in Arkansas just voted to override that veto, which brings us to where we are right now. Asa Hutchinson is the Governor of Arkansas, and he joins us to talk about this story.
Governor, thanks so much for coming on. I really appreciate it