Days After Mass Shooting, Jean-Pierre Says Trans Community ‘Under Attack’

Just a few days after a transgender individual shot up a Christian school, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre expressed sympathy for the transgender community — claiming that they are “under attack.”

While the transgender mass shooter targeted and killed three children and three adults, Jean-Pierre believes that the real “attack” is coming from Republican-led states that are banning transgender surgeries and hormone treatments for minors.

As the massacre came just days before the “Trans Day of Visibility,” the left has appeared to pivot from focusing on victims of mass shootings to trying to portray the killer — a 28-year-old woman who claimed to be a man — as the victim.

Meanwhile, the White House press secretary condemned Republican lawmakers for daring to protect children from surgeries and hormones that cause the mutilation and even sterilization of children.

Her comments came in response to a reporter who cited a “march” planned for this weekend in Washington, D.C. — referring to the “Trans Day of Vengeance” protest that has been planned, which organizers have refused to rename, postpone or cancel in the wake of the mass shooting.

“I know that the White House released a proclamation for Trans Day of Visibility,” a reporter said during Thursday’s press briefing. “There is a march happening tomorrow to commemorate this day but also to protest these types of bills that are continuing to be passed and advanced in legislatures across the country.”

“What is the White House’s message to these lawmakers that are passing these bills and to those who are taking to the streets to protest them?” the reporter asked.

Jean-Pierre responded by claiming that the Biden administration only supported “peaceful protest,” likely referring to comments from radical left activists about potential violence planned for the demonstration, which have been highlighted by conservatives.

She went on to state that the administration had “been very clear about these anti-LGBTQ bills that we’re seeing in state legislators — state legislatures across the country, in particular these anti-trans bills, as they attack trans kids, as they attack trans parents.”

“It is — it is shameful. And it is unacceptable,” Jean-Pierre added. “As you mentioned, tomorrow’s Trans Visibility Day. On a day that we should be lifting up our trans kids, our trans youth, and making sure that they feel seen, we’re seeing more and more of these hateful, hateful bills.”

“And that’s what Republicans want to spend their time on,” she continued. “And one of the things that we saw during the midterm elections is that people don’t want their freedoms to be taken. They want us to fight for their freedoms.”

“And so, it is shameful. It is disturbing. And our hearts go out to those — the trans community as they are under attack right now,” Jean-Pierre concluded. “But this is a President who has said many times before he has their backs. He will continue to have their backs. And he will continue to fight for them. And his record shows that.”