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AG Marshall: Biden is advancing a ‘radical agenda’ on ‘the backs of children’

Last week, Attorney General Steve Marshall filed a lawsuit with 21 other states against the Biden administration over its plan to expand the definition of discrimination under Title IX, which could result in schools losing funding for federal nutritional assistance.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service decided in May to expand the definition of discrimination under Title IX to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Marshall discussed the lawsuit during an interview with “Fox & Friends Weekend.”

“[W] e’re holding children hostage so that this administration can enforce a very radical gender identity policy,” Marshall said. “The fact that Alabama, for example, has passed very common sense laws that say for gender-specific sports that boys play with boys and girls play with girls, to the extent that we don’t withdraw that law, now the children of hard-working, low-income families are not going to get the nutrition they need. Not only is that a policy that will impact children directly, but it’s just an example of how far this administration is willing to go to appease the left.”

The attorney general said this policy was being pushed by the president himself.

“This clearly falls at the feet of Joe Biden,” he argued. “This administration from the very beginning has attempted to advance a very radical agenda, and … doing it on the backs of children.”

Marshall said he and the other states’ attorneys general would not just stand by and allow Biden to force his radical agenda on the whole country.

“[N]ot only is it a policy that’s going to impact children in a very adverse way,” he said, “but it’s also one that me and my colleagues are willing to stand up and fight for. We’ve done it on multiple issues. We’ve seen fights across the spectrum of the agenda of this administration, and this is just one example, but maybe the most egregious example of where this administration’s willing to do anything to be able to advance an agenda that the majority of the Americans don’t believe in.”

Marshall joined the attorneys general from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia in the lawsuit.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” Weekdays 9-11am on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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