(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) said at a Human Rights Campaign dinner in Los Angeles on Saturday night that President Donald Trump has nominated judges who have “called transgender children proof of Satan’s plan.”

On Monday evening, she sent out a Tweet that included a video clip of a part of the speech and said: “Nobody should be made to fight alone.”

“Let’s speak truth,” Harris said. “We have seen an administration in our country over the last two years who claimed that they would be a friend of the LGBT community. But instead they remained silent when the LGBT community was attacked in Chechnya to Egypt. Let’s speak these truths.

“Let’s speak the truth that there have been judges nominated—I am a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee—there have been judges nominated who called transgender children proof of Satan’s plan,” she said.

In September 2017, CNN ran a story about Jeff Mateer, the first assistant attorney general of Texas, whom Trump had nominated to be a federal district judge. The story quoted a speech Mateer had given in May 2015 in which he expressed skepticism about transgenderism.

The CNN report quoted Mateer as follows:

“In Colorado, a public school has been sued because a first grader and I forget the sex, she’s a girl who thinks she’s a boy or a boy who thinks she’s a girl, it’s probably that, a boy who thinks she’s a girl,” Mateer said in a video posted on Vimeo in 2015 and reviewed by CNN’s KFile. “And the school said, ‘Well, she’s not using the girl’s restroom.’ And so she has now sued to have a right to go in. Now, I submit to you, a parent of three children who are now young adults, a first grader really knows what their sexual identity? I mean it just really shows you how Satan’s plan is working and the destruction that’s going on.”

Mateer’s judicial nominaton was withdrawn in December 2017.

You can watch the video from the Human Rights Campaign dinner that Harris tweeted out by clicking here. The following is the text of what Harris said in the video:

“Let’s speak truth. We have seen an administration in our country over the last two years who claimed that they would be a friend of the LGBT community. But instead they remained silent when the LGBT community was attacked in Chechnya to Egypt. Let’s speak these truths.

Let’s speak the truth that there have been judges nominated—I am a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee—there have been judges nominated who called transgender children proof of Satan’s plan.

Let’s speak the truth about the hate behind those words and the need to fight for what represents true justice in our country.

Let’s speak the truth that it is not justice in our country when you ban men and women from serving their country who love their country and are prepared to die for their country. Let’s speak the truth about the need to restore truth and justice in our country.

Let’s speak the truth, Chad mentioned it. Let’s pass the Equality Act in the United States of America and finally recognize that everybody should be treated under the law, and including by our federal government. Let’s speak the truth.

Let’s speak the truth that the fight for LGBTQ rights is a fight for civil rights and until all of us are equal none of us are equal and none of us will receive justice.

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