A Democrat lawmaker in Kansas suffered an epic meltdown after an overwhelming number of her colleagues voted to override the veto of a bill banning transgender individuals from participating in girl’s sports.
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of HB2238 was overridden after both Republican majority houses of the Kansas state legislature cleared he two-thirds majority required for the bill to become law.
After the House voted to override the veto in a lopsided 84-40 vote, Democratic Rep. Susan Ruiz lost it, The Kansas Reflector reported.
The lawmaker stood up on the House floor and told her Republican colleagues they were “full of s**t” for voting to stop transgender individuals taking part in girl’s sports.
The Demcorat claimed her meltdown was due to Republicans laughing after passing the bill.
Ruiz was particularly enraged by GOP Rep. Patrick Penn.
“He came in gloating, and it’s wrong. This is all about wins and losses for them. This is a win for them,” Ruiz said.
“They don’t care what kind of a win it is. They don’t care about the unintended consequences. They don’t care that trans kids have a target on their back,” she added.
The HB 2238 legislation bars biological males from taking part in female sports.
Athletic teams for females will not be open to students of the male sex.
The bill also covers students from kindergarten through college.
Meanwhile, Rep. Heather Meyer made a spectacle by sporting a “protect trans youth” T-shirt (see main picture.)
Governor Kelly expressed heartbreak that biological men could no longer steal female glory in Kansas.
“It sort of breaks my heart. It certainly is disappointing,” Kelly said.
“I know that there’s some legislators for whom this was a very, very hard vote, and one that I think they will regret as they look back on their time in the Legislature.”
“This is sort of a moral values vote,” she added. “I think they voted against their own moral code and their own values. I think that’s going to be very tough for them long-term.”