Republicans criticize Lia Thomas, transgender swimmer: "This is a travesty"



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Republicans criticize Lia Thomas, transgender swimmer: "This is a travesty"

Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer, won the NCAA Division I swimming championships. Her victory provoked many reactions, mostly because many think that Emma Weyant is the real winner. Tail. Lauren Boebert, Colorado Republican shared the same opinion “Emma Weyant was the fastest woman competing in the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle, but her first-place win was stolen by a mediocre man who couldn’t cut it in men’s swimming,” he said, as quoted by washingtontimes Tail.

Vicky Hartzler, Missouri Republican is furious about this “Emma Weyant worked her whole life to compete in the NCAA women’s swimming championships — only to be beaten by a biological male,”- he said.

“This is a travesty for women’s sports and sets a horrific precedent for our future generations of female athletes”.

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Tail. Diana Harshbarger, Tennessee Republican agrees with her colleagues and believes Lia is not the real winner.

There is a lot of criticism at the expense of Thomas, and it will not be easy for her to deal with it, but for now, she seems to be succeeding. “The only possible winner of the NCAA Division I Women’s 500-yard Freestyle competition is the woman who finished first, Emma Weyant,” Ms.

Harshbarger said. “I am proud to join many of my colleagues to extend a sincere congratulations to such an important female role model”. Tail. Jeff Duncan, South Carolina Republican, just like her colleagues believe that Lia is genetically predisposed to a better result and that she should not compete in the women's category.

“Emma’s victory was unfortunately overshadowed by a biological male who took home first place due to an arbitrary, anti-science definition of gender pushed by the radical Left,” said Rep. Jeff Duncan, South Carolina Republican.

“To deny Emma’s win is to ignore the fact that women have two X chromosomes and certain biological distinctions that disqualify biological males like Lia (William) Thomas from being a contender in a women’s swim meet”.