HAPPY EASTER: CNN’s Dana Bash, Sen. Warnock Defend Biden’s Recognition of ‘Trans Day of Visibility’

MRC Latino | March 31, 2024
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DANA BASH: Republicans are attacking President Biden for recognizing today as Transgender Day of Visibility. I want to be very clear that this day, this Transgender Day of Visibility, is always on March 31st. Has been since 2009. This president has marked it every year since he's been in The White House. The date of Easter changes year to year. I don't need to tell you that. The House Speaker called Biden's announcement abhorrent and said he betrayed the central tenet of Easter. What do you say to that?

RAPHAEL WARNOCK: Well, apparently the Speaker finds trans people abhorrent, and I think he ought to think about that. The fact of the matter is, as you said, March 31st has been a date to lift up transgender people who endure violence and bigotry. Easter, the date changes every single day, but this is just one more instance of folks who have- who do not know how to lead us trying to divide us. And this is the opposite of the Christian faith. Jesus centered the marginalized. He centered the poor and in a moment like this, we need voices, particularly voices of faith, who would use our faith, not as a weapon to beat other people down, but as a bridge to bring all of us together. That is what Martin Luther King, Jr. did. And I'm honored to preach from that pulpit every single day. It is a faith that guides me in my work as a United States Senator trying to cap the cost of insulin so folks can afford it. Trying to make sure first-time homeowners can buy a home and that our children are not so awashed in student debt that they have a mortgage before they have a mortgage. This is how my faith informs me every single day. 

DANA BASH: Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock. Thank you so much for being here again, especially on this holy day. Appreciate it. Happy Easter.

WARNOCK: Thank you.