'You are a misogynist': Riley Gaines turns tables on Squad Dem calling her transphobic

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Speaking before the House Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on Health and Financial Services on Tuesday, NCAA All-American swimmer Riley Gaines explained why the Biden administration’s proposed changes to Title IX regarding women’s sports would harm female athletes.

While concluding her opening statement, Gaines took aim at Rep. Summer Lee, who in her own opening statement claimed that the subcommittee would hear “transphobic bigotry” from Gaines and others.

“Ranking Member Lee, if my testimony makes me transphobic, then I believe your opening monologue makes you a misogynist,” Gaines said.

“In March of 2022, female swimmers from around the country and I were forced to compete at NCAAs against Lia, formerly Will, Thomas. We watched as this male swam to a women’s national title, beating out the most impressive and accomplished female swimmers in the nation, including Olympians and American record holders,” Gaines began.

The former University of Kentucky swimmer noted that despite tying with Thomas in the 200 freestyle, “I was denied the trophy because the NCAA claimed it was necessary for Thomas to hold the trophy when photos were being taken.”

“It was clear to me, my teammates, and my competitors that they had reduced everything we had worked our entire lives for down to a photo op to validate the feelings and the identity of a male.”

Gaines continued on to explain that female athletes, including herself, were forced to change in the same dressing room as Thomas at this competition “in front of the six foot, fully intact naked male.”

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