Elizabeth Warren said last night during CNN's townhall on LGBT issues that criminals who are locked up in prison are “entitled” to taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery while they are in prison.
Warren made the remark when she was asked by CNN’s Chris "Fredo" Cuomo about her previous stance that it was wrong for American taxpayers to have to pay for transgender inmates to get gender reassignment surgery.
She said that she did regret that comment, adding that, “It was a bad answer [at the time]. I believe that everyone is entitled to medical care and medical care that they need and that includes people who are transgender who, um, it is time for them to have [transgender] surgery. I just think that’s important.”
Warren’s also released her LGBT policy proposal yesterday saying “I will direct the Bureau of Prisons to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous policy of imprisoning transgender people in facilities based on their sex assigned at birth.”