People online are brutally mocking a Republican Congressmember for refusing to acknowledge other people’s genders because he’s still mad that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson didn’t provide a definition for the word “woman” during her confirmation hearing over a week ago.
During her confirmation hearing, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asked Jackson for “a definition for the word woman.”
“I can’t,” Judge Jackson replied, knowing that Blackburn wasn’t genuinely curious about the definition of the term. “Not in this context, I’m not a biologist.”
It was a brief exchange, but Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) still hasn’t let it go. He started a speech in Congress yesterday with “Thank you, Person Speaker. And I say ‘Person Speaker’ because I’m not a biologist and, out of respect to our Supreme Court nominee, I don’t feel qualified to say ‘Madame Speaker.'”
Imagine being this angry about nothing all the time
— Chris B 🇺🇦 (@ChrisBWithYou) March 31, 2022
The level of maturity in Congress is sad.
— James (@JamesTheLiberal) March 31, 2022
I'm not a biologist either, but I know a lower life form when I see one.
— Pat Riot (@KirkpatrickKimo) March 31, 2022
He's been holding onto that one for an entire week
— Crazy Redhead (@crazyredranting) March 31, 2022
I am so here for people showing the ridiculousness of this ideology. Kudos to the congressman.
— farhiyo🇸🇴 (@kadiye_r) March 31, 2022
They think it’s funny to make jokes about this, when really it is disrespect. If you identify as man who wants me to call you Jane, I should call you Jane. It’s about respecting someone else’s own identity, not political theatrics.
— Jessica 🇺🇸🆘 (@allastras) March 31, 2022
So, everyone is a *stranger* to him/he in that underwhelming crowd?
— Mrs.H. 💙 #MaskUp 😷 (@voter1vote) March 31, 2022
Wow conservatives really only have one fucking joke
— carlJungus (@CJungus) March 31, 2022
Not a biologist, but definitely a jerk.
— Dr. John Biggan 🌻 (@Biggan4Congress) March 31, 2022
His 15 minutes happened in front of a dozen people. pic.twitter.com/iaS7aXot6B
— Abe Rivera 🌵 (@arevireba) March 31, 2022
There are so many real issues our country needs to address, yet these are the games they prefer to play. Governance isn't a sport.
— breadman – I met my wife today 42 years ago (@rainwolf127) March 31, 2022
I’m not a biologist either but I recognize a dick head when I see one.
— Shannon Snow 🌊🇺🇦🇺🇸🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 (@shannonsnow34) March 31, 2022
@AndyParkerVA is running to defeat this joke of a Representative. Check him out!
— Aaron Parnas (@AaronParnas) March 31, 2022
Good has a history of anti-LGBTQ statements and actions. Then the athletics director at the notoriously anti-LGBTQ Liberty University, which bans LGBTQ students, in 2020 Good ran against the incumbent Congressman in his district, Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA), in the Republican primary because Riggleman officiated a same-sex wedding.
Good’s website said that he holds a “Biblical view of marriage,” opposes a “transgender bathroom mandate,” and will defend “religious freedom” and “Judeo-Christian principles” if elected. He also says Riggleman doesn’t represent the “conservative values of this district.”
His campaigned focused on anti-transgender bias, holding talks with Republican leaders and members of the clergy on topics like “What happens when a male member of your congregation goes on vacation and returns four weeks later as a female?”
Once elected, Good opposed renewing the Violence Against Women Act because the bill restricts the gun rights of people who have been convicted of stalking.
“This legislation makes it clear that Democrats consider gun ownership a second-class right,” he said.