At the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) battled with Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) over the Protection of Women in Olympic and Amateur Sports Act.

I'm not opposed to this amendment, said Wyoming Representative Hageman. because we already have a requirement of reporting sexual abuse perpetrated against any athlete to the appropriate local state or federal authorities.

But there are a couple of points that I would make in response to these statements made by the proponent of this amendment.

When you talk about sexual abuse against women one of the things we have repeatedly heard about is women athletes being forced to undress in front of men. who are in their lockerroom.

Video of full remarks and showdown is below.

This mantra of, please be kind and compassionate, I don't understand what is kind or compassionate about forcing female athletes to share locker rooms with male athletes.

I do not think it is compassionate to erase biological woman and girls and pretend that they are the same thing as a man who claims to be a girl.

I do not believe it is kind or compassionate to allow men and boys to dominate women's athletics.

The congresswoman has much more to say which you can hear in the above video.

After she spoke Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) responded and challenged Republicans, specifically Hageman,

I'm healing to somebody over there, tell me, how are you going to enforce this? This is an on demand gender check. Seems a little creepy that we don't know who's going to be determining gender. Mrs. Hageman, I'm deferring to you.

The two sparred, "Point of order!" Hageman called out:

Point of order. Are you calling me CREEPY?

There was some back and forth over this point, and then Mr. Swalwell took back his time, even though Mrs. Hageman was attempting to answer the question.

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