A professor with Louisiana State University left an unhinged and threatening voicemail to Louisiana State Senator Mike Fesi after he voted to override Governor John Bel Edwards’ veto on a bill that bans sex change surgeries for minors.
A veto override session between both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature lasted just a few hours on Tuesday as lawmakers voted to override Democrat Governor Edwards’ veto on the bill. Republicans hold a supermajority in the state legislature, though the GOP needed 26 votes in the Senate, where they control 27 seats. The measure ultimately passed by two votes, with one Democrat voting in support of the measure.
“Thanks to the bi-partisan support of the Louisiana State Senate, we are one step closer to protecting children in Louisiana from experimental chemical and surgical sex change procedures. HB648 has passed both chambers of the state legislature with veto-proof majorities, and the people of Louisiana have made it clear that our children are worth fighting for,” Republican State Senator Gabe Firment, who sponsored the bill, said in a statement Tuesday.
Shortly after the measure was adopted, Republican State Senator Mike Fesi received an unhinged voicemail from LSU sociology professor Marcus Venable, who stated that he was looking forward to the lawmaker’s death.
“I just wanted to say congratulations to our state senator, big Mike Fesi, and this f***in moron voted to make things worse for people who are already struggling. You fat f***ing piece of s**t,” Venable ranted.
The professor went on to claim that Fesi did not provide any evidence of harmful effects of “gender-affirming care” and claimed that lack of such care increases the suicide risk for transgender individuals.
“I can’t wait to read your name in the f***ing obituary. I will make a goddamn martini made from the tears of butthurt conservatives when we put your f***ing ass in the ground,” Venable said.