Conservatives have been attacking transgender people for years. Their latest target is Lia Thomas, a transgender athlete who swims for the University of Pennsylvania. Thomas has regularly dominated her female competitors.During his Thursday YouTube show, Charlie Kirk discussed Thomas. And while doing so, he compared the swimmer to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Republican pundit began:
“We don’t like when the strong crush the weak. That’s why we don’t like Putin. That’s why we don’t like Lia Thomas. Lia Thomas is doing the exact sort of moral behavior – I am not saying Lia Thomas is bombing hospital maternity wards or not, of course not. It’s the same moral principle. I have power and I’m going to use it for my own benefit. If we are not willing to protect those that can’t protect themselves – female sports is done. Lia Thomas, whatever, the man, is going to crush all the NCAA women’s records.”
Kirk closed by attacking those who are refusing to condemn Thomas. “Where are the feminists? They don’t speak. Where are the feminists? They don’t talk. We talk as conservatives about this because we don’t like when people use strength to crush people that are weaker. And that’s exactly what Lia Thomas is doing.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.