VIDEO: Protestors harass Sen. Lindsey Graham at airport, call him ‘traitor’
A video clip is circulating online Friday of Trump supporters harassing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside of Washington, D.C., calling him a “traitor.”
Earlier this week, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), a major critic of President Donald Trump, was similarly harassed by Trump supporters at an airport.
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This comes off the heels of Wednesday’s deadly Capitol riots, which saw extremists storm the U.S. Capitol to prevent Congress that day from certifying the states’ Electoral College votes and President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory, claiming election fraud changed the election’s outcome.
Graham, who has been critical of Trump at various points, criticized the outgoing president and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani regarding potential culpability in inciting the riot Thursday night during a news conference in Washington, D.C.
“When it comes to accountability the president needs to understand that his actions were the problem not the solution,” the Palmetto State Republican said, per the Associated Press. “A good friend of mine, Rudy Giuliani, did not help.”
Graham was citing Trump’s remarks at a midday rally Wednesday in front of thousands of supporters at the White House, where he encouraged the crowd to march to the Capitol so their voices could be heard.
In the airport video, multiple individuals repeatedly shouted taunts and insults at Graham, such as “traitor.”
“You work for the people, you work for us, do you hear me?” one person yelled at the senator. One lady also labeled him a “liar.”
“One day [you] will not be able to walk down the street. It is today,” shouted a woman. She was donning an “I love Trump” shirt with the letter “Q” on the back. Some are suspecting the letter is a possible reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory.
With Graham being surrounded by security, the hecklers said they would not touch him.
In another video, Graham is seen walking away from the crowded scene while looking down at his phone.
Kevin Bishop, a spokesperson for the South Carolina Republican, declined to comment, telling Politico, “we don’t discuss security issues.”
It is unknown if any of the hecklers in the Graham video participated in Wednesday’s riot.
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Lia Thomas a trans female, was honored on ESPN’s ‘Women’s History Month Segment’
Lia Thomas, trans female swimmer was honored Sunday in a panel on ESPN celebrating “Women’s History Month.”
Thomas was a former swimmer for the University of Pennsylvania and his decision to compete against women after his transgender surgery spurred controversy. The issue of trans-females competing in female sports has been the most questioned cultural manifestation in modern times. It started with Renee Richards, a transgender, who decided to compete against women in tennis after leaving a career as a male tennis player.
Many women and even feminists have urged lawmakers that allowing trans women to compete in female sports is not progressive but rather regressive and is a step backwards for women’s rights.
“The average man is much stronger then the average women,” according to Matt Brzycki Coordinator of Health Fitness, Strength and Conditioning Programs Princeton University. In the ESPN segment Thomas echoed what she believes other think saying, ‘Oh, she just transitioned so she would have an advantage so she could win.’ I transitioned to be happy.”
Although Thomas may have transitioned for what she claims to be personal reasons does this mean it can be at at the risk of taking happiness away from all the female swimmers who don’t stand a chance against someone who is a biological male. Riley Gains a swimmer from the University of Kentucky slammed Lia Thomas on twitter saying “Lia Thomas is not a brave, courageous woman who EARNED a national title. He is an arrogant, cheat who STOLE a national title from a hardworking, deserving woman.”
Lia Thomas is not a brave, courageous woman who EARNED a national title. He is an arrogant, cheat who STOLE a national title from a hardworking, deserving woman. The @ncaa is responsible.
If I was a woman working at ESPN, I would walk out. You’re spineless @espn #boycottESPN https://t.co/DF3n5RWsmV
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) March 26, 2023
If equity is what the woke-left is looking for then why has a Trans competing league not been created so we can avoid all of this together and create an environment for all groups to stand a chance?
Well, the World Athletics said it would exclude transgender female athletes who have been through male puberty from world rankings competitions, according to Fox News. The news report also quoted Sebastion Coe of World Athletics saying, “Decisions are always difficult when they involve conflicting needs and rights between different groups, but we continue to take the view that we must maintain fairness for female athletes above all other considerations,” he said. “We will be guided in this by the science around physical performance and male advantage, which will inevitably develop over the coming years. As more evidence becomes available, we will review our position, but we believe the integrity of the female category in athletics is paramount.”
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