House Democrat Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) has claimed that the issue of men competing in women’s sports is one that “doesn’t really exist.”
On Thursday, Jeffries stood in solidarity with the rest of his party regarding efforts to ban male athletes from competing in female sports events.
Not one Democrat voted in favor of the GOP-led bill designed to protect women’s sports.
The Republican majority did pass the bill, however, as Slay News reported.
Jeffries blasted the measure by falsely claiming that all “kind-hearted Americans” stand with him in supporting “transgender children.”
The Democrat minority leader continued by claiming that “extreme MAGA Republicans” are attempting to amplify an issue that “doesn’t really exist.”
House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) condemned a GOP-led bill in the House Thursday that would ban trans women and girls from participating in women's sports. The bill is not expected to pass the Senate. https://t.co/TZCoGtmvLk pic.twitter.com/pzm2mc2WSH
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 20, 2023
Referencing the bill, which is expected to die in the Democrat-controlled Senate, Jeffries suggested that the only Americans who support the legislation are those who lack “decency.”
“I believe in the fundamental goodness and decency and integrity and respectfulness of the American people,” Jeffries claimed.
Jeffries continued with his hyper-partisan and divisive statement by arguing that for him, the bill, which split along party lines, is not political.
Opposing the bill to protect girls’ sports is about “being there for all of America’s children,” he claimed with a straight face.
“… including transgender children, who just want to be able to live,” he continued.
“And to belong. And to make friends.
“That’s something that all Americans, I believe, all decent, kind-hearted Americans fundamentally support.
“And extreme MAGA Republicans are trying to sensationalize an issue that doesn’t really exist in the way that they are falsely portraying.”
But despite Jeffries’ insistence that the issue “doesn’t really exist,” countless reports prove otherwise.
Just last month, biological male athlete Chloe Barnes helped Brookline High School to win the Massachusetts State Interscholastic Athletics Association Division 1 Indoor Track and Field Championships by competing as a female.
Just last year, transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, a failed male swimmer who now competes as a woman, won an NCAA women’s championship title.
The issue has now been mounting for several years.
The 2018 Connecticut State high school women’s track & field championships were dominated by two biologically male students who claimed to be transgender “girls.”
Hulu also recently released a documentary, aptly titled “Changing the Game.”
The film follows the paths of three trans-identifying athletes involved in their high school sports teams.