Friday, July 2, 2021

Have Democrats brought South American style political behavior to us?

Democrats criticised after yelling and screaming as Ohio Republican attempts to amend a bill

Furious Democrats have behaved “childishly” by yelling and pounding their desks while Ohio Republican Jena Powell attempted to speak on an amendment to a state bill banning biological males from female sports.

a woman standing in a room© Provided by Sky News Australia

Jena Powell attempted to add an amendment to the Ohio NIL bill - the ‘Name.Image, Likeness’ bill - which allows college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness.

Ms Powell’s amendment would see biological males banned from competing in female sports.

The state Republican told the House it was an amendment needed for women trying to achieve their dreams in sport.

“It’s crucial to preserving women’s rights and the integrity of women’s and girls’ sports,” she said.

“Across our country, female athletes are currently losing scholarships, opportunities, medals, education and training opportunities.”

As Ms Powell addressed the House she was met with furious banging and yelling from the Democrats.

The behaviour from Democrats has been met with criticism online.

“This is my state. I don't know who that man is, but I would like to know all the people who behaved so childishly,” one Twitter user wrote.

“Those behaving that way have no business being allowed in a room where laws are being discussed let alone voting on what will or will not be made a law,” another said.

The NIL bill was passed in the Ohio House - including Jena Powell’s amendment - and will return to Ohio Senate to vote on.

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