Michael Knowles Says Transgender Community Must Be ‘Eradicated’ at CPAC

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Michael Knowles—right-wing political commentator associated with the Daily Wire—said “for the good of society… transgenderism must be eradicated from public life entirely” at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday afternoon.

The transphobic comment has prompted reactions of horror, with Tech expert and author Alejandra Caraballo writing that Knowles was “openly calling for genocide against trans people.” John Knefel of Media Matters also labelled the comment “genocidal.”

Similarly, Christopher Mathias called it an “eliminationist anti-trans tirade.” Adam Vary of Variety agreed, responding to Mathias’ Tweet: “Pay attention. This is genocidal.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.