Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration’s new directive on bathrooms for transgender public school students by saying: “JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom.”
“We must get our country back on track,” Abbott, a Republican, added.
JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom. We must get our country back on track. #tcot
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 17, 2016
Amid the public debate over the issue recently, the Obama administration announced Friday a new guideline saying public schools should allow students to use the bathroom and locker room of their chosen identity — and not their gender from their birth certificate.