Per RCP, Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything, it seems, even for the regulations that govern the incarceration of transgender individuals in federal prison.
Ahead of a town hall on LGBTQ issues, the surging Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to abolish solitary confinement, end the policy of assigning prisoners to facilities based on their biological sex, and even spend taxpayer dollars on sex-reassignment surgery.
“I will direct the Bureau of Prisons to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous policy of imprisoning transgender people in facilities based on their sex assigned at birth and ensure that all facilities meet the needs of transgender people,” she writes on her campaign website, “including by providing medically necessary care, like transition-related surgeries, while incarcerated.”
The Warren plan would affect a prison population of just 473 self-identifying transgender offenders, a fraction of the 184,000 total federal inmates, according to most recent BOP numbers. All the same, the social justice overture could have a ripple effect.
Dailywire reports Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren claimed on Thursday night that criminals who are locked up in prison are “entitled” to taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery while they are in prison.
Warren made the remark when she was asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo about her previous stance that it was wrong for American taxpayers to have to pay for transgender inmates to get gender reassignment surgery.
“Do you regret that?” Cuomo asked.
“Yup,” Warren responded. “It was a bad answer [at the time]. I believe that everyone is entitled to medical care and medical care that they need and that includes people who are transgender who, um, it is time for them to have [transgender] surgery. I just think that’s important.”
Warren’s policy proposal comes on the heels of her releasing her “Plan For LGBTQ+ Rights And Equality” on Thursday.
In her plan, Warren wrote: “I will direct the Bureau of Prisons to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous policy of imprisoning transgender people in facilities based on their sex assigned at birth.”
Warren also indicated that she is open to the idea of legalizing prostitution, writing: “I am also open to decriminalizing sex work. Sex workers, like all workers, deserve autonomy and are particularly vulnerable to physical and financial abuse and hardship.”
Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says Americans should have their hard-earned tax dollars go to pay for prison inmates to go through transgender surgery