Swimming champion Riley Gaines responded to Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) over the weekend after Porter called out Gaines during a panel discussion and effectively accused her of just trying to get attention.
The segment went viral after British political commentator Piers Morgan slammed Porter during the discussion on HBO’s “Real Time” with host Bill Maher.
“Hey @RepKatiePorter I’m not speaking up for myself…I’m done playing sports,” Gaines said. “I’m not fighting for me. I’m actually supposed to be in dental school this year. But I’ve changed my life plans because I see what’s at stake if someone doesn’t fight for the present and next generation.”
“Why is it always women fighting against sex-based protections?” Gaines continued. “That will forever be beyond me.”
The segment came after Gaines was attacked last week by radical transgender activists who swarmed her when she visited San Francisco State University to advocate for the rights of female athletes.
Porter said during the discussion that she “strongly” disagreed with Gaines, about which Morgan pressed her for more information.
“I think that it should be up to sporting bodies to make the decisions about who is actually—” Porter started to respond before being cut off.
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