Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has drafted a resolution in the House to declare Emma Weyant the “rightful winner” of the NCAA Women’s 500-yard freestyle swim competition that took place on March 17th. Weyant was runner-up to transgender athlete Lia Thomas, who took first place by 1.75secs.
“It’s the women’s race, and a man improperly took the first place title from Emma,” Boebert told Fox News Digital in an interview. “When it comes to competitive sports, biology should really triumph (over) ideology.”
According to Fox News, “Boebert said she doesn’t know Weyant and hasn’t spoken to her, but was motivated to author the resolution because, ‘I truly believe in giving honor where honor is due and Emma is absolutely worthy of honor.'”
“Boebert’s two-page resolution praises the 20-year-old Weyant as a role model and honors her many accomplishments, including her silver medal at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in the 400-meter individual medley.”
Rep. Boebert shared her thoughts —and the resolution announcement —on Twitter:
“I’ve had enough of the woke foolishness. I’m leading a House Resolution to declare Emma Weyant the winner of the NCAA Women’s 500 yard freestyle swim. You cannot be a man and win a women’s swimming race.”
I’ve had enough of the woke foolishness.
I’m leading a House Resolution to declare Emma Weyant the winner of the NCAA Women’s 500 yard freestyle swim.
You cannot be a man and win a women’s swimming race. https://t.co/wBalaXrC7b
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 30, 2022