U.S. Senator BOOED After Stating The Obvious
(TheRedWire.com) – Wyoming is a deep-red conservative state. Still, colleges and universities lean blue, if not deep blue. On Saturday, May 14, first-term US Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) gave a commencement speech at the University of Wyoming. Needless to say, her conservative views didn’t sit well with many of the graduating students.
Lummis, one of the most conservative Senators in Washington, DC, attempted to make the case that government overreach was out of control. She said that too many lawmakers believe the government is the grantor of rights rather than their protector. The Senator noted too many believe the government has the power to redefine American rights, including the freedom of speech, religion, and more.
Lummis also said some people even want to change scientific truths, such as the fact there are two genders — at which point the lawmaker paused as some in the crowd heckled and booed.
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R–WY) was loudly booed during her University of Wyoming commencement speech yesterday after remarking “even fundamental scientific truths such as the existence of two sexes, male and female, are subject to challenge these days.” pic.twitter.com/k9SVxe0GmC
— Tony Webster (@webster) May 15, 2022
In a statement on Sunday, Lummis said she meant for her reference to two sexes to highlight the time in which we live – a time where biological gender is under debate and has implications for equality in Wyoming.
Lummis said she agrees that men and women are equal and that there are biological differences. Still, she apologized to those who felt unwelcome or disrespected by her comments without apologizing for what she said.
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