Transgender rights activist Caitlyn Jenner, who is attempting to unseat lockdown-loving Democrat Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom in the anticipated upcoming recall election, says that fairness requires that trans girls should not compete in womens’ scholastic sports.
When one of the ubiquitous, celebrity-finding TMZ videographers caught up with Jenner, 71, and her dog on a coffee run and asked her about legislation emerging in various states to ban biological males from this activity, the candidate responded as follows:
“This is a question of fairness, That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls sports in school. It just isn’t fair, and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
When the TMZ dude tried to take it a step further by alluded to the possibility of identity de-legitimizing, Jenner punctuated the discussion by saying simply “have a nice day.”
Jenner’s remarks about this contentious and sensitive social issue run counter to left-wing orthodoxy, especially in deep-blue California. Jenner is scheduled to do an exclusive interview with Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel on Wednesday evening, May 5, in which this issue is sure to be discussed.
As Bruce Jenner, she won a gold medal in the Decathlon event in the 1976 Olympics, which suggests that her viewpoint an a top-tier, ex-athlete presumably may carry a bit more gravitas than what a typical celebrity or politician might espouse, at least in some quarters.
Jenner subsequently sent out a tweet in which she admitted that TMZ caught her off guard, but she didn’t back down:
“I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand. It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand. It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.https://t.co/YODLDQ3csP
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 1, 2021
Jenner also issued a press release, however, which said, in part, “I think everybody deserves an opportunity to play in sports, no matter who you are, or what your identity.”
While standing firm on her original position, Jenner would add, “I always will be a steadfast supporter trans rights.”
She also claimed that she would have “blown away” her opponents at the Olympics if she had competed in the female category.
🚨NEW: @Caitlyn_Jenner says NO transwomen competing in women’s sports. pic.twitter.com/Ngur4gDYKw
— Yvonne Bailey 🌴 (@ydbeep) May 1, 2021
Several Trump operatives have reportedly already signed up for Jenner’s gubernatorial campaign, in which the 50-year California resident and reality TV star plans to run as a Republican. On her website, Jenner denounced one-party rule in the state that “places politics over progress and special interests over people.”
Jenner reportedly voted for Donald Trump in 2016, but not in 2020.
Assuming it goes forward, the recall ballot will have two components. The first is a yes or no question about removing Newsom.
If more than 50 percent of the voters say yes, part two kicks in, and the replacement candidate with the most votes, no matter how fragmented the individual totals are, becomes the new governor.
Caitlyn Jenner files to run for governor, done with one-party rule: This is not Gavin Newsom’s California https://t.co/yofiglZKfx pic.twitter.com/O3XzvkgBLx
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 23, 2021
In casting their ballot, voters in a state run completely by Democrats who oversee such procedures, could decide to keep Newsom in office, rather than remove him, however, in the special election, thus rendering second part of the ballot moot.
With a $4,000 filing fee, it is expected that more than 100 candidates will jump in to the race to replace Newsom.
In 2003, actor and GOP standard-bearer Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in a multi-candidate contest to replace Democrat Gov. Davis in a special election that occurred about five weeks after the successful recall. Unfortunately, upon subsequently losing four ballot initiatives that would have reformed California’s far-left political system, Arnold went full RINO for the remainder of his time in office.
Liberal Twitter predictably is denouncing Jenner’s take on transgendered biological boys in girls’ sports. Others support her.
Here is a sampling from the latter category.
Here are a few important things I know about @Caitlyn_Jenner:
1) led America to Olympic gold;
2) is devoted to her family;
3) stands up to the Woke;
4) defends women's sports;
5) isn't Gavin Newsom.
So far, she has my vote. https://t.co/kUe9yISDx9
— Abigail Shrier (@AbigailShrier) May 2, 2021
When Jenner won Olympic gold in 1976 who would have thought that in 2021 this statement ⬇️ would be controversial?
I – and many other trans people – agree with @Caitlyn_Jenner on this issue. The ideologues do not speak for us; we know the difference between male and female. https://t.co/EshnKBH6VR
— Debbie Hayton 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 (@DebbieHayton) May 2, 2021
Good for her.
Courageous and correct.
If anyone understands how unfair it is, then it's surely @Caitlyn_Jenner.
Yet she will be new be destroyed by the trans lobby for stating the obvious. https://t.co/WfPkQlmAR6
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 2, 2021
Did not have Caitlyn Jenner being more vocal than half the GOP about how unfair it is to let biological boys play against girls on my bingo card for 2021. 😳 https://t.co/bZ7ap8mDMf
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 1, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner appears to have a more conservative stance on transgenderism than Kristi Noem. https://t.co/RJSyZsTEkJ
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) May 2, 2021
In less than 24 hrs the mob element within the trans 'community' has turned on @Caitlyn_Jenner with predictable viciousness. Anything goes, apparently, if you commit the crime of acknowledging biology.
More evidence that something deeply malign has been allowed to take root.
— Allison Bailey (@BluskyeAllison) May 2, 2021
Democrats: Support trans people!
Republicans: *support Caitlyn Jenner*
Democrats: No not that one!
— Becca (@beccaleeeeeee) May 2, 2021
💯 As a father of a daughter who played high school sports. This is the only logical answer. #ProtectGirlsSportshttps://t.co/ao5lFQOxit
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) May 1, 2021
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