Sen Tuberville calls out USWNT star Megan Rapinoe over stance on transgender participation in women’s sports

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., called USWNT star Megan Rapinoe On her stance on trans athlete participation in women’s sports, she said she and others “are not standing up for what is right in this country.”

During an appearance on The Daily Wire’s “Crane and Company,” former auburn football coaches Rapinoe, who last month was one of 40 professional, Olympic and Paralympic athletes who co-signed a letter to House lawmakers protesting the Protection of Girls and Women in Sports Act.

Megan Rapinoe, #15 of the OL Reign, looks on against the Washington Spirit during the second half at Lumen Field on May 22, 2022 in Seattle. (Steph Chambers / Getty Images)

“The problem is that she is now expressing her opinion that, ‘Hey, trans boys should be able to compete against women.’ Well, if this had happened during her career, she would have been working at Safeway or Piggly Wiggly,” Tuberville said.

Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird among athletes who signed letter protesting against Protection of Girls and Women in Sports Act

“She’s never been on the field, but now that she’s retired, ‘Yeah, I’m up for it.’ And it’s the biggest bunch of bullshit I’ve ever heard.”

Rapinoe, 37, has not retired from playing professional football. In January, she re-signed with OL Reign to return for the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League. She is one of five players to have stayed with the same club since the first season of the NWSL in 2013.

Megan Rapinoe in 2023

Megan Rapinoe, #15 of the United States, gestures during the 2023 Shebeliv’s Cup match between the United States of America and Japan at Geodis Park on February 19, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Omar Vega / Getty Images)

She will also appear in USWNT fifa women’s world cup In summer in New Zealand and Australia.


Tuberville continued, “They allegedly stand for all these activist things, but they don’t stand for what is right in this country.”

“The main point about this is it’s not fair. It’s not fair for girls to know they’re going to play second or third.”

Tommy Tuberville

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) rides in a Senate elevator near the Senate Chambers at the US Capitol on July 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The Biden administration’s April proposal to expand Title IX rules has sparked a heated debate over fairness in women’s sports.

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The new rules would expand the meaning of gender discrimination to include gender identity, preventing schools and colleges from banning transgender athletes.

The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, which was introduced in February, passed the House last month but was blocked by the Senate.