On Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley discussed the issue of trans-identifying individuals playing in sports against those of the opposite sex, saying that it is “the women’s issue of our time.”
“How are we supposed to get our girls used to the fact that biological boys are in their locker rooms? And then we wonder why a third of our teenage girls seriously contemplated suicide last year,” Haley said.
“I mean, the idea that we have biological boys playing in girls’ sports, it is the women’s issue of our time,” Haley added. “What about the idea that this girl in New Hampshire that I talked to, she’s a senior in high school, and she said, every class, they talk about transgenderism, and she said, I feel like I’m walking on eggshells because we’ll be canceled if we say anything about it.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to Haley’s comments by calling her comments “appalling.”
“It is appalling, the hate, the attack on this community. The president…supports the LGBTQ+ community. This is pride month…”
REPORTER: "Nikki Haley suggested that allowing transgender girls into female locker rooms is driving up suicidal thoughts…"
KJP: "It is appalling, the hate, the attack on this community. The president…supports the LGBTQ+ community. This is pride month…" pic.twitter.com/h3F7rEwZLq
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