At a rally with Mike Pence a group of trans activists were forced to leave and were told by someone wearing a “Gays for Trump” t-shirt said he’d “love to” erase them.
Last Thursday, four transgender activists went to a rally held to support U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA) in Savannah, Georgia, where Pence was going to speak.
Almost immediately, they were asked to leave because Carter recognized them from a campaign barbecue event they went to on Tuesday.
At the Tuesday rally, the trans activists had held up signs that said “Hell is a place on Earth.” Carter wants to ban transgender people from the military and has a history of supporting anti-LGBTQ legislation.
“Good to see y’all again. Enjoyed having y’all the other night. Did you enjoy the barbecue?” Carter asked at the Thursday rally.
“What do you think about trans people?” asked Rainé Eliza, who posted video of the encounter on Facebook.
Carter walked away, saying he had no comment. Minutes later, a state trooper asked the activists to leave, telling them that they’ll be arrested for trespassing if they didn’t.
As they were leaving, they chanted “You cannot erase trans people.” They got some boos from the rally-goers, but mostly they left without interference from the crowd.
As they were leaving, an unidentified man in a “Gays for Trump” T-shirt told them: “I’d love to, though,” referring to erasing trans people.
He did not explain what he meant.