Gabe Firment: Veto Session Statement

It will be a tremendous honor for me to join my colleagues from both chambers of the Legislature at the state capitol next week for a historic veto override session. The people of Louisiana have made it clear that the children of our great state are worth fighting for, and it is my firm expectation that we will override the governor’s veto of HB648 that simply protects kids from irreversible experimental medical interventions. Every single southern state has already passed similar legislation to protect their children – we cannot allow Louisiana to become a sanctuary state for the sterilization of innocent children. HB648 passed both chambers of the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support. I am confident that members of the House of Representatives and Senate will set aside partisan politics and personal agendas to uphold the will of the people and fight to protect the most vulnerable among us. There is too much at stake for us to fail in overriding the veto of HB648 – our most sacred duty as legislators is to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Although the governor’s veto of HB648 is what mobilized the people of Louisiana to demand a veto session, there are several other key bills that should be considered for a veto override. The governor vetoed bills passed by the Legislature that took dangerous criminals off the streets, ensured fair elections, and protected kids from being indoctrinated by radical activists. It is my sincere hope that the Legislature will consider these matters prayerfully, and act with courage, integrity, and an unwavering resolve to move our great state forward.

Gabe Firment
District 22 State Representative
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