‘Blood on your hands’: Montana lawmaker’s words not unusual

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The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Montana state Rep. Zooey Zephyr is starting legislative exile in Montana over a standoff that began when she told her colleagues they would have “blood” on their hands if they voted to support a ban on gender-affirming care.

Zephyr is Montana’s first transgender lawmaker and Republicans moved to punish her over comments they called belittling and an affront to civil discourse.

But many others in American politics have accused their opponents of having blood on their hands without hesitation or consequence.

The confrontation is the latest example of lawmakers punishing dissent, an increasingly prevalent move.

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4/27/2023 2:48:01 PM (GMT -5:00)

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