Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins:
“Image is always important for a governor,” Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) admitted at the end of his Monday press conference on the SAFE Act. And unfortunately I think it was ultimately image — not protecting children.
“I looked at this bill,” he explained, and thought, “‘Where do I want my voice to be?'” Now, unfortunately, we know: his voice is on the side of a radical ideology that’s literally destroying people for life.
Fortunately for Arkansans, the governor gets one vote — and he cast it. “I’ve acted,” he said, “based on the assumption that [my veto] will be overridden.” Let’s hope he’s right. As even Hutchinson admitted, the bill had “very strong support.”
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem got the same treatment from Perkins and other Christianists after she vetoed her own state’s anti-trans bill. Their attacks on Noem have continued even after she issued two anti-trans executive orders.