During a Friday interview, Stephanie Ruhle ripped into West Virginia governor Jim Justice for recently signing a bill that discriminated transgender children.
The Republican party does not seem interested in helping Joe Biden solve the country’s biggest problems. Instead, they seem focused on fighting a culture war. And a big part of that culture war is going after some of society’s most vulnerable people.
Justice recently signed a bill banning transgender women from participating in sports. Ruhle asked the governor, “Sir, can you give me one example of a transgender child trying to get an unfair advantage in your state? you signed a bill about it.”
The GOP lawmaker answered, “I can’t really tell you one, but I can tell you this, Stephanie, I’m a coach and I coach a girl’s basketball team and I can tell you, we all know — we all know what absolute advantage boys would have playing against girls. We don’t need that.”
Ruhle then went on the attack:
“But, sir, there are no examples of this happening. Why would you take your time to do this? Let’s talk about other things I can give you examples of in your state. According to U.S. News & World Report, West Virginia ranked 47th in health care, 48th in the economy and 50th in infrastructure. If you cannot name one single example for me of a child doing this, why would you make this a priority? I named four things that would seem to me like a much bigger priority.”
Justice tried to argue that he wasn’t the author of the bill. Ruhle didn’t let him off the hook, though, simply saying, “you signed it.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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