NCAA Swimmer Riley Gaines Says the ‘War on Women is Underway’ After Zero Democrats Vote for Bill Protecting Women’s Sports
Riley Gaines, a former NCAA star swimmer at Kentucky, slammed Democrats after a bill protecting women’s sports passed the House with only Republican support.
The legislation – H.R. 734 – makes it a Title IX violation to “allow individuals of the male sex to participate in programs or activities that are designated for women or girls.”
The bill passed by a 219-203 vote – with zero Democrats voting in favor of protecting women’s and girls’ sports from being overrun by biological males.
“It’s almost ironic,” Gaines told Fox News host Harris Faulkner. “The left was once a party that embraced women and fought for women’s rights. And now we’ve seen this narrative being totally flipped.”
“It just shows the war on women is underway, and the Democrats will pay for this in 2024,” she warned.
WATCH: Swimmer @Riley_Gaines_ takes a victory lap with @HARRISFAULKNER after Republicans pass the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act:
“The [Left’s] war on women is underway and the Democrats will pay for this in 2024!” pic.twitter.com/k497GQH6TJ
— GOP (@GOP) April 20, 2023
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What Set Riley Gaines on the Path to Fight For Women’s Sports
Riley Gaines, after celebrating Republicans passing legislation protecting women’s sports, told Faulkner a story about a race she competed in with Lia Thomas, the biological male who made a mockery of NCAA women’s swimming.
She explained that the race ended in a tie and, as there was only one trophy to give, had to watch as Thomas was awarded for “photo purposes.”
“When this NCAA official reduced everything that I had worked my entire life for – every girl at that meet had worked their entire life for – down to a photo op for a [biological] male, that’s when I knew I had had enough,” she said.
The incident prompted Gaines to become a vocal advocate in support of women’s sports.
Former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines explains how although she and Lia Thomas tied, the trophy was awarded to Lia Thomas because he (born with a penis) is a transgender pic.twitter.com/p5clu28ljy
— • ᗰISᑕᕼIᗴᖴ ™ • (@4Mischief) April 21, 2023
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Democrats Want to Destroy Women’s Sports
Aside from failing to cast a single vote in support of women’s sports, Democrats vociferously railed against the legislation, suggesting it was an ‘attack’ on transgender ‘children.’
“House Republicans are choosing to bully and belittle trans children,” Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) said as he debated the bill. “This is about attacking a small group of children, and it is shameful.”
Anybody who even advocates in support of the concept of ‘transgender children’ is, in fact, attacking them with a confusing ideology meant to sexualize underage kids.
Democrats. Are. Sick.
Rep. Mark Takano, who also hails from the liberal cesspool of California, said the very discussion on protecting girl’s sports is “traumatizing” to kids.
Takano argued that the legislation makes school sports “less safe for women and girls,” an objectively false claim, and suggested the “debate itself has been traumatizing.”
BREAKING: The House has voted in favor of protecting women’s sports.
Zero Democrats voted for it. pic.twitter.com/gBSMZM6Tox
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 20, 2023
All of the posturing on both sides with these lawmakers is for show.
This bill will now head to the Democrat-controlled Senate where it will likely fail with zero support once again from the party that claims to care about women.
And demonstrating that the hatred for women is universal on the left, President Biden has already indicated he would veto the legislation should it ever make it to his desk.
“If the President were presented with H.R. 734, he would veto it,” a statement from the White House reads.
They go on to allege that the bill protecting women’s and girls’ sports “targets people for who they are and therefore is discriminatory.”
Just IN: House Republicans have voted and passed a bill that would protect women from trans athletes competing in sports.
All Republicans voted for, all Democrats voted against. It now heads to the Senate where Democrats have promised it will not pass, Biden promises to VETO.
— Anthony Cabassa (@AnthonyCabassa_) April 20, 2023
Despite the aforementioned roadblocks, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy celebrated H.R. 734’s passing.
“Today is a great day for America, for fairness, for families, and most importantly, for female athletes,” he said.
“House Republicans pledged before the last election their commitment to America to protect women and girls in sports,” added McCarthy. “Today, we kept that promise.”
Let’s hope Republicans take control of the Senate and White House in 2024 and we shall see if they continue to stand by that commitment.
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