On Wednesday, a new advertisement began rolling out in Texas House District 91, highlighting the role of Republican State Rep. Stephanie Klick (Fort Worth) in ending the legislative prospects of multiple pieces of legislation seeking to ban the practice of gender modification and mutilation.

The 15-second ad says:

Sex-change operations on minors are sadistic torture but remain legal in Texas because Stephanie Klick killed the bill to stop them. Tell Stephanie Klick to apologize for keeping sex-change operations on minors legal in Texas. Tell Klick it’s time she resigns.

The ad is provided by the Conservative Response Team.

Klick is the chairman of the House Public Health Committee, to which the legislation was referred. As chairman, Klick decided not to give a public hearing to one of the Senate versions of the legislation and slow-walked the House version to the committee coordinator in an effort to stall its consideration before key deadlines in the House of Representatives.

Klick was first elected in 2012 and already has three announced primary election challengers for the 2022 election cycle, which include Army veteran David Lowe, podcast host David Silvey, and former legislative staffer and former Haltom City Councilman Anthony Reed.

The issue of prohibiting gender modification is a legislative priority of the Republican Party of Texas.

Jeramy Kitchen

Jeramy Kitchen serves as the Capitol Correspondent for Texas Scorecard as well as host of 'This Week in Texas', a show previewing the week ahead in Texas politics. After managing campaigns for conservative legislators across the state, serving as Chief of Staff for multiple conservative state legislators, and serving as Legislative Director for the largest public policy think tank in Texas, Jeramy moved outside of the Austin bubble to focus on bringing transparency to the legislative process.