Recently retired Congressional representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has decried her party's recent vote to ban gendered language from the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gabbard, who did not seek reelection to her Congressional seat reportedly because of her bid for the Democratic nomination for president, told Fox News's Tucker Carlson on Monday that the move does not empower women.
"It absolutely does the very opposite of that and it's the height of hypocrisy for people who claim to be the champions of rights for women to deny the very biological existence of women and and this recent rule change that the House just actually voted and passed on today that you were talking about removing references to you know mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, from congressional rules and administration, it's mind-blowing because it shows just how out of touch with reality and the struggles of everyday Americans people in Congress are," Gabbard said.
She also criticized the new Congress, which began its term on Monday, for prioritizing Congressional language instead of focusing on ensuring American senior citizens take priority in administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.
🔦 In December, Gabbard joined with Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK) to introduce the Protect Women's Sports Act, which is intended to keep biological males from competing in female athletics at educational institutions.