Lunacy was on full display in the Senate today as a law professor accused Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., of being “transphobic” for asking if her phrase “people with a capacity for pregnancy” indicated “women.”
The woman who rebuked Hawley was University of California at Berkeley Law professor Khiara Bridges.
According to The Daily Wire, Bridges was speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that was reviewing legal concerns following the recent Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
After speaking for several minutes, Hawley asked:
“Professor Bridges, you’ve said several times; you’ve used a phrase; I just want to make sure I understand what you mean by it. You’ve referred to ‘people with a capacity for pregnancy.’”
Hawley then asked, “Would that be women?”
Bridges responded coldly: “Many women, cis women, have the capacity for pregnancy; many cis women do not have the capacity for pregnancy,” There are also trans men who are capable of pregnancy as well as non-binary people who are capable of pregnancy.”
Hawley pressed: “So this isn’t really a women’s rights issue. It’s a what?”
Bridges responded by iterating woke talking points: “We can recognize that this impacts women while also recognizing that it also impacts other groups. Those things are not mutually exclusive, Senator Hawley.”
Hawley continued to press the “expert witness”: “So your view is that the Court — this right, then, is about what?” Hawley asked.
Frustrated, Bridges snapped: “So I want to recognize that your line of questioning is transphobic.” The law professor then laughed and said, “and it opens up trans people to violence by not recognizing them —”
Unfazed, Hawley replied: “Wow, you’re saying that I’m opening up people to violence by asking whether or not women are the only folks who can have pregnancies?”
Bridges did not answer the question but replied, “So I wanna note that one out of five transgender persons has attempted suicide. So I think it’s important —”
Pointing out the obvious flaw in the law professor’s reasoning, Hawley said: “Because of my line of questioning? So we can’t talk about it?” Hawley asked.
Bridges replied: “Because denying that trans people exist and pretending not to know that they exist.”
Again pointing to the frailty of her argument, Hawley pressed: “I’m denying that trans people exist by asking you if you’re talking about women having pregnancies?”
Unable to speak clearly, Bridges then responded: “Are you? Are you? Are you? Do you believe that men can get pregnant?”
Having graduated middle school, Hawley was well prepared to answer the question: “No, I don’t think men can get pregnant,” Hawley replied.
Somehow believing that Hawley had fallen into a trap, Bridges smirked and said, “So you’re denying that trans people exist —”
Hawley tried to force Bridges to connect the dots in her reasoning, saying, “And that leads to violence? Is this how you run your classroom?”
The fruitless back-and-forth evidences the great divide in our country — left vs. right, progressive vs. conservative, the sane vs. the insane. The president who promised to unite the country has elevated voices that cause dissension.
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