Editor’s Pick: Washington Times Exposes Govt. Funding Bill Filled With Pro-Trans Earmarks

March 25th, 2024 10:56 AM

In a story published Saturday online and appearing on the front page of Monday’s print edition, The Washington Times’s Valerie Richardson detailed a sampling of the far-left earmarks inside Friday’s spending package to keep the government open that would assist groups in helping underage children become transgender, fund drag shows, and hospitals that conduct abortions.

The earmark-laden bill sailed through the House 286-134 (with 101 Republican yes votes) and 74-24 in the Senate (with 25 Republicans in support) and included what Richardson said in her lede were “millions of dollars for woke causes, including groups that host drag shows and provide teens seeking to change their sex with gender-affirming hormones and underwear.”

Richardson passed on the credit to “conservatives” for having “flagged a bevy of earmarks for pet congressional causes in the 1,012-page minibus that cleared the Senate on Saturday,” including perhaps the most appalling one of all offered by New Jersey’s two Democratic senators, Cory Booker and Bob Menendez: “$400,000 for Garden State Equality in New Jersey, which promotes ‘FREE gender-affirming garments.’”

Yes, that would consist of “chest binders, used to flatten female chests, and gaffs”.

As for the drag shows, there was “$845,000 was for Envision: You of Denver, an LGBTQ mental health organization that has hosted drag shows”.

Another one first highlighed by “Advancing American Freedom, a conservative group founded by former Vice President Mike Pence” was “$400,000...earmarked by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat” for Briarpatch Youth Services, which has a “Teens Like Us LGBTQIA2s+ program offers counseling and ‘gender-affirming clothing,’ according to an Advancing American Freedom screen grab, and emphasizes that youths ‘do NOT need parent/guardian permission to join.’”

This went on for graph after graph, including “$850,000 earmarked for LGBTQ senior housing in Massachusetts” and a $1.8 million earmark by Rhode Island’s Democratic senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse “for Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, which performs surgical abortions up to 22 weeks into pregnancy.”

To see Richardson’s full story, click here.