Beto blasted for wearing ‘Don’t mess with trans kids’ shirt: ‘High levels of cringe’

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Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke has been lambasted on social media after posting a photo of him wearing a shirt that read ‘Don’t mess with trans kids’, a play on the popular phrase “Don’t mess with Texas”.

O’Rourke, who recently won the Democratic gubernatorial primary and will face incumbent Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott in November, posted a photo of himself wearing the jersey Thursday morning when he quickly tweeted with many conservatives mocking him for the choice of clothes.

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“This should do wonders for your polls, @BetoORourke!” tweeted political commentator Benny Johnson.

“Yeah, this will really resonate with Texans,” tweeted former NYPD officer and political commentator John Cardillo.

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“Hi Beto, how about no playing with the kids,” political consultant Chris Barron tweeted. “Like not encouraging them to engage in genital mutilation or unnecessary hormone therapy.”

In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke speaks during a candidates’ forum at the NAACP’s 110th National Convention in Detroit.
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

“High levels of cringe happening here…” The Blaze’s Twitter account posted.

Both O’Rourke and President Biden have attack Abbott and the State of Texas during a recent Politics directing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate potential child abuse by subjecting children to controversial transgender procedures such as cross-sex hormones and “puberty blockers.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a press conference in Austin, Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a press conference in Austin, Texas
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

O’Rourke’s tweet comes the same day as the Biden administration published a series of documents encouraging sex reassignment surgery and hormone treatments for minors.

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“To transgender Americans of all ages, I want you to know that you are so brave,” Biden said in a video posted on Twitter. “You belong. I support you.”

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