Laura Ingraham uses NY Times article on gender-affirming care to attack Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]

Ingraham: Spanberger “tried to pass herself off as a moderate to Virginia voters. A moderate? With with this type of mutilation going on?”

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Citation From the September 25, 2022, edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Now, last week when Republican from Virginia and Democrat lawmakers had their monthly meeting, while endangered Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger unleashed on GOP Congressman Bob Good over policies surrounding transgender students. Now, according to The Washington Post, Good mentioned that some kids were being forced into what the left calls "gender-affirming surgeries." Well, that's when Spanberger cursed him out, yelling, that's not f-ing true. So what exactly is dear Abby standing up for here?

Well, a New York Times piece today describes it all in horrifying detail. One doctor in Miami is even using TikTok to lure teens into getting their breasts removed. Doctors said that Gallagher says she has performed thirteen top surgeries on minors just last year, up from a handful a few years ago. Now, she told The New York Times that her younger patients are usually at least 15 when they have their breasts removed, though she has operated on one 13-year-old and one 14-year-old.

Joining me now is Spanberger's challenger, Yesli Vega, GOP candidate for Virginia's 7th congressional district. Yesli, it's good to see you tonight. Now, we reached out to Spanberger's office, who responded, in part, that she "will always stand up against QAnon conspiracy theories that harm or attack Virginia students." Yesli, she's tried to pass herself off as a moderate to Virginia voters. A moderate? With this type of mutilation going on? For kids under the age of 16, some as young as 13? Yesli.

YESLI VEGA (CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE): Hi Laura, it's good to be on with you tonight.

For me, as a mother of two, listening to the things that are happening across our nation is just absolutely horrifying. We have somebody in my opponent who is so radical that she wants to prevent parents from knowing what is happening in their children's lives. I can't think of something more horrifying than not knowing what's happening in my child's life, whether it be in the classroom, whether it be outside of the classroom. But this is who my opponent is, somebody that can look at you in the face, lie to you, tell you that she's a moderate, but behind closed doors, she throws temper tantrum – curses at people who she disagrees with all because why? They are saying that parents matter and that we absolutely have a right to know what's going on with our children's life. There's nothing controversial about this new policy that Governor Youngkin has put forth. It's common sense, where every child is going to be treated with dignity and with respect. But most importantly, Laura, where parents have a voice in deciding what happens with their child. This should not be partisan. It should not be political. But that's exactly what has happened today with the radical left. They've politicized everything, to include our children's classrooms.

INGRAHAM: Yesli, this is so horrifying. I, it actually makes me, like, I don't know if I can finish this segment. It makes me sick to my stomach. Spanberger tries to play this moderate card, as I said, but, according to FiveThirtyEight, she's voted with Biden 100% of the time. So what's a moderate about that? Real quick.

VEGA: There is nothing moderate about that. This is a woman that is going to pivot and flip in whichever direction she has to because this is the election season Abigail Spanberger that we're seeing, somebody that is going to do whatever she needs to do and or say, because for her, Laura, it's about self-preservation. It's about power. It's not about being a true representative of the people –

INGRAHAM: Virginia doesn't want this. Everybody has to get out there in Virginia and vote yes to Yesli.