Louisiana GOP Rep. John Kennedy went off on Wednesday night after a CNN news writer tried to claim that we can’t know a child’s “gender identity” at birth.
During an interview on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, Kennedy was asked about a piece from CNN breaking news and politics reporter Devan Cole, which was headlined, “South Dakota’s governor issues executive orders banning transgender athletes from women’s sports.”
This sent Kennedy and Carlson over the edge.
“Cole was writing about South Dakota’s legislation on transgender athletes. Cole wrote this line, and amazingly, CNN published it. We’re quoting this directly from the CNN website. Here it is, ‘It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth,’” Carlson began.
“Meaning that for literally hundreds of thousands of years, human beings have been reproducing in caves, huts, hospitals, this little squealing human comes out butt naked, and no one has been able to determine whether this kid was a boy or a girl. No one has known! [Because] there’s just no way to know,” Carlson continued.
“Because biology’s not real; totally fake. Is there some way to tell, if you were to have a baby — if you were to take time from your vacationing and your internet use and your weed smoke, if you actually decided [to] perpetuate the species and you had a child — how would you know if that child was a boy or a girl?” Carlson asked.
Carlson asked Kennedy how to know if a baby was a boy or a girl.
“The person who wrote that is entitled to his opinion, but in my opinion, I think he’s been in lockdown too long,” Kennedy responded.
“Sex is the language we use to describe reproduction. In humans, there are only two sexes — male and female. Males have the potential to produce sperm; females have the potential to produce ova. These are observable physical characteristics. Sex is not a spectrum. It’s binary; you’re either male or female,” Kennedy added.
“Now, I do believe that gender dysphoria exists. It’s rare, maybe one in 30,000 males, one in 100,000 females. Gender dysphoria is not an observable physical characteristic. It’s an internal feeling. It’s an internal feeling that a person of one sex has when he internally identifies with another sex. I think most Americans believe it’s wrong to discriminate against someone because of an immutable characteristic, like sex or race,” he added.
Kennedy later gave an even more direct answer about how to tell the sex of a baby at birth, saying, “I mean, it’s very easy to tell a boy from a girl. A boy has a penis, a girl has a vagina.”
Senator Kennedy responds to far-left CNN reporter Devan Cole’s insane report claiming, “It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth.” pic.twitter.com/LjDpEKMUmN
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) April 1, 2021
In the horrific CNN piece, Cole declared: “there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth” in a straight-news report on issues regarding transgender athletes playing women’s sports.
“It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth,” CNN’s Cole wrote.
The story was brutally mocked by many Twitter users.
Reason editor Stephanie Slade wrote, “I’m sorry. Is this supposed to be a hard news writeup?”
— (Stephanie) Slade (@sladesr) March 30, 2021
“We live in a literal clown world where the elites pretend not to know what it means to be a man or a woman. The only way to maintain your sanity is to reject this absolute nonsense everywhere you see it,” author Allie Beth Stuckey wrote.
We live in a literal clown world where the elites pretend not to know what it means to be a man or a woman. The only way to maintain your sanity is to reject this absolute nonsense everywhere you see it. https://t.co/pCWzVpC3zn
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) March 31, 2021
“Remember when the propaganda outlet CNN ran an ad campaign about ‘facts’ called ‘this is an apple, this is a banana?’ Maybe they should work on ‘this is a penis, this is a vagina,’” Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway responded.
Remember when the propaganda outlet CNN ran an ad campaign about “facts” called “this is an apple, this is a banana”? Maybe they should work on “this is a penis, this is a vagina.” https://t.co/RiaQYM8es8
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 31, 2021
There were many other responses.
My wife delivered babies for 23 years and she could tell real easy what the gender was…Oddly enough so could the parents… https://t.co/hZ5t8kjyQv
— Ronin Research (@ResearchRonin) March 31, 2021
You actually got this published. Amazing pic.twitter.com/ayMs3yfEl4
— David In Maryland (@DavidInMaryland) March 30, 2021
If you had any question about how the media has become the mouth piece for the Left’s deconstruction efforts – this should answer it. According to CNN “biological sex,” is a disputed term. #ScienceDeniers https://t.co/8YM9Ofn61B
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) March 31, 2021