Texas Lt. Governor: We will not be blackmailed by Obama’s bathroom edict

genderneutralSpeaking to reporters at the Texas GOP convention in Dallas, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had strong words for the Obama regime’s mandate that schools let boys use girls’ bathrooms and locker facilities if they feel like it.

Essentially, Patrick said, Obama is telling states they must bend to his will or “he’s going to withhold funding if schools do not follow the policy. Well, in Texas, he can keep his 30 pieces of silver.”  Texas, he added, “will not yield to blackmail from the President of the United States.”

“We will not sell out our children to the federal government and the people of Texas and the legislature will find a way to find as much of that money that we can if we are forced” to do so, he said. Patrick further said there is “no compromise on the transgender bathroom matter,” calling it a “modern day ‘Come and Take It’ issue.’”

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“Come and Take It” is a reference to the historic Texas revolutionary Gonzales flag flown in a battle where Mexico sent troops to reclaim a cannon the town was using to defend itself from Indians.

The timing of the Obama administration’s order comes days after Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Paredes Scribner unilaterally adopted a bathroom and locker room policy, which Patrick slammed as being driven by “personal political agenda.”

Earlier in the week, Patrick intervened in Fort Worth ISD, calling for Scribner’s resignation and scolded his actions, saying “the role of the superintendent is not to be a ‘social engineer.’” On Friday morning’s press conference, Patrick said he “connected the dots” between the Fort Worth school superintendent and the President. He told reporters Scribner was appointed to an education commission by Obama. “It’s the same policy based on Title IX.”

As we reported Friday, the Obama regime issued a decree ordering public schools across the country to let transgendered people use the restroom that corresponds to the gender they feel they are at the moment.  The edict also extends to locker rooms, shower facilities and living quarters.

In short, the perverted Obama regime wants men showering with women in public schools.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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