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Nov 10, 6:56 PM EST

Minnesota lawmaker criticized for anti-transgender tweet


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota lawmaker is being criticized for her tweet about transgender people.

Republican Rep. Mary Franson, of Alexandria, posted a tweet on her personal Twitter account after two transgender candidates were elected to the Minneapolis City Council. The tweet read: "A guy who thinks he's a girl is still a guy with a mental health condition."

Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin said in a statement that "Franson's hurtful remarks attempt to cheapen this historic victory."

Franson released a response to the backlash on her Facebook page, saying she "should have shown grace and not come across the way" she did. She added that it's not the first time she's offended "social justice warriors and it won't be the last."

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