Georgia Governor Brian Kemp criticized the Biden administration for honoring an activist on Transgender Day of Remembrance who was killed after allegedly firing at law enforcement during a protest.
The activist’s death led to violent demonstrations, and despite controversy, the White House still honored the activist.
“Honoring someone who died shooting at and critically wounding a State Trooper is disgraceful and unbecoming of the Office of President,” Kemp said. (Trending: Another Major Company Goes Woke And Goes Broke)
“Joe Biden’s support for Defund the Police activists makes law enforcement less safe and puts more American lives in danger.”
“In Georgia, we will always back the blue, and violent offenders who seek the destruction of our communities will feel the full weight of the law,” he continued.
On Jan. 18, Georgia State Patrol responded to the construction site to remove demonstrators against what critics call “Cop City.”
Manuel “Tortuguita” Terán shot a trooper in the abdomen before law enforcement officials returned fire and killed Teran.
The White House statement also mentioned the deaths of transgender individuals due to violence, with the press secretary noting that the victims were largely people of color.
The White House still honored the activist during “Transgender Day of Remembrance.”
“This year, at least 46 transgender individuals in this country—and hundreds more around the world—were killed in horrifying acts of violence,” the White House statement read.
“Each of these lives was precious. Each of them deserved freedom, justice, and joy. Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn those we lost in the deadliest year on record for transgender Americans, as well as the countless other transgender people—disproportionately Black and brown transgender women and girls—who face brutal violence, discrimination, and harassment.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also honored the 26 killed.
“Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we grieve the 26 transgender Americans who were killed this year. Year after year, we see that these victims are disproportionately Black women and women of color,” she said.