WNBA star Brittney Griner said that “it’s a crime” to prevent transgender athletes from playing in the gender category they identify as, while Democratic presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wholly disagrees.
In her first press conference since spending 10 months locked up in a Russian prison, the Phoenix Mercury player was asked if she plans to advocate for transgender athletes.
“That ranks high on the list of things that I’ll be fighting for and speaking up against,” Griner responded on Thursday. “You know everyone deserves the right to play.”
“Everyone deserves the right to come here, sit in these seats, and feel safe and not feel like there’s a threat or they can’t be who they are or, like, it’s just all eyes on them.”
Brittney Griner claims it’s a “crime” to stop biological males from being able to compete against women in sports. pic.twitter.com/CTM9mV9nDz
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) April 28, 2023
“I think it’s a crime, honestly, to separate someone for any reason,” she continued. “I definitely will be speaking up against that legislation and those laws that are trying to be passed for sure.”
Robert F. Kennedy, who announced his intention to run against Biden in the Democratic primaries on April 19, has an opposing opinion when it comes to women’s sports.
“I am against people participating in women’s sports who are biologically male,” he told CNN on Saturday morning.
“I think women have worked too hard to develop women’s sports over the past 30 years. I watched it happen, and I don’t think that’s fair.”
RFK Jr. blasted ABC News on Friday afternoon, after the network came clean about editing out pieces of his interview.
Anchor Linsey Davis said ABC News used their “editorial judgement” after Kennedy Jr. made “false claims” about the COVID-19 vaccines and “misleading” statements about the correlation between vaccines and autism.
ABC reveals they censored “extensive portions” of their interview with RFK Jr due to “false claims about the COVID-19 vaccines.”
Funny how these mainstream outlets make a point to highlight the anti-vaccine views of anyone who speaks up about lockdowns.pic.twitter.com/xGopVm8g3j
— Michael P Senger (@michaelpsenger) April 28, 2023
“47 USC 315 makes it illegal for TV networks to censor Presidential candidates but Thursday, ABC showed its contempt for the law, democracy, and its audience by cutting most of the content of my interview,” he tweeted.
He accused the liberal network of “leaving only cherry-picked snippets and a defamatory disclaimer,” and said they did so by “falsely asserting” that his claims were fake.
“Instead of journalism, the public saw a hatchet job. Instead of information, they got defamation and unsheathed Pharma propaganda,” Kennedy Jr. wrote.
“Americans deserve to hear the full interview so they can make up their own minds,” he asserted. “How can democracy function without a free and unbiased press?”
On Friday, “Real Time” host Bill Maher admitted that he was shocked by how well RFK Jr. was polling against President Joe Biden.
“I must say, I’m surprised that right off the bat, he’s polling at 19%,” he said in reference to a Fox News poll that Biden scored a paltry 62% amongst Democratic primary voters.
Maher also defended RFK Jr. against left wing critics who accuse him of being a COVID conspiracy theorist.
“He might be getting stuff wrong, but he’s not a nut,” Maher pointed out. “He’s not a nut and he’s not a nut about COVID either or vaccines.”
“What we know about medicine is always changing on a day-to-day basis,” he detailed. “I’m not saying it’s corrupt, although there is quite a bit of that.”
Maher explained that mainstream media is happy to condemn big pharma for the opioid crisis, but refuses to acknowledge that the industry could have similarly manipulated the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines.
“OK, but say it’s not mostly that, they were trying and they did a great thing,” he posited.
“They come up with a vaccine with many people, most people needed, and I’ve saved millions of lives. That’s true too. Robert Kennedy and I may not agree with that.”