Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves to weigh-in on the gender transition of Caitlyn Jenner, a self-described conservative, and urged his fellow Republicans to turn their backs on her.
“We should not be celebrating this, we should not be lionizing this, we should not be encouraging this,” said Limbaugh on his radio show Wednesday.
“These people have a very serious problem, and they need treatment,” he said. “They need help, not encouragement.”
Politico reports the radio host said he took offense at the suggestion that conservatives have an opportunity to embrace Jenner, because the implication is that they need to embrace her in order to prove they’re not bigots.
According to the report in Politico, Limbaugh also dismissed an unnamed conservative blog that suggested Republicans embrace Jenner as one of their own, to seem more humane, saying that doing so would constitute falling into a liberal trap.
He called that an effort to stigmatize conservatives and that conservatives shouldn’t agree to liberals’ terms by accepting Caitlyn Jenner as a woman.
According to Mediaite, Limbaugh accused liberals of trying to “redefine normalcy,” in a way that he said threatened traditional values.
“Conservatives and Republicans are the new weirdos, the new kooks and that is part of the political objective here in normalizing all of this really marginal behavior,” said Limbaugh.
Listen to Limbaugh’s rant against Jenner by clicking on the link below.