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‘Transphobic’ Sen. Josh Hawley ‘schooled’ by Berkeley law professor, left-wing outlets insist

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Progressive media web sites promoted the viral clip of Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Berkeley Law Professor Khiara Bridges clashing around irrespective of whether males can get pregnant Tuesday as an case in point of a liberal “schooling.” 

Through a Senate Judiciary Committee listening to, Bridges testified on the hurt that abortion bans could convey to “folks with a capacity for pregnancy.” Following utilizing that expression numerous occasions, Hawley questioned no matter if she meant “females.” Bridges responded that “trans guys and non-binary individuals” were being also capable of being pregnant, main Hawley to problem no matter if abortion remained a “women’s legal rights situation.”

Right after ongoing questioning, Bridges accused Hawley of staying “transphobic” and encouraging “violence.”

“I want to realize that your line of questioning is transphobic, and it opens up trans individuals to violence by not recognizing them,” Bridges said, prior to the two got into a additional debate over whether adult men can get pregnant and if queries can bring about violence.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: Sen. Josh Hawley, (R-MO) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine Texas's abortion law on Capitol Hill on September 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 29: Sen. Josh Hawley, (R-MO) speaks all through a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine Texas’s abortion law on Capitol Hill on September 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Visuals)

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While most conservatives considered this clip as extra proof of absurd left-wing beliefs, several still left-wing supporters argued that Bridges in fact bought the ideal of the trade.

That sentiment ongoing with significantly-left media outlets that condemned the senator and praised Bridges.

“Professor schools Sen. Josh Hawley for his transphobic inquiries in abortion listening to” ran the headline from HuffPo. 

Salon also poked fun at the Missouri senator with its headline “‘You must be a part of my class’: Regulation professor educational institutions Josh Hawley over ‘transphobic’ line of questioning.”

The posting alone went even additional reading through, “For the duration of a United States Senate listening to on abortion obtain on Tuesday, University of California Berkeley Regulation Professor Khiara Bridges schooled Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) over how correct-wing rhetoric endangers the lives of transgender persons.”

This piece was also showcased on the leftist site Alternet.

Khiara M. Bridges, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law, at the Senate Committee Hearing on July 12, 2022

Khiara M. Bridges, Professor of Legislation, UC Berkeley College of Law, at the Senate Committee Listening to on July 12, 2022
(Senate Judiciary Committee)

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The Uk Independent wrote that Bridges “rebuked” Hawley for his “transphobic” questioning.

“In a series of remarkable testimony to a Senate committee on the long run of abortion in the US right after the dissolve of Roe v Wade, an abortion legal rights advocate and regulation professor issued a sharp rebuke to Republican Senator Josh Hawley, who appeared to dismiss that transgender people today could come to be pregnant,” The Independent’s Alex Woodward reported.

LGBTQ Nation attacked Hawley and all Republicans for making an attempt to “derail” conversations by attacking “trans-inclusive language,” professing in the headline “Law professor humiliates Josh Hawley during Senate committee hearing.”

“But Republican lawmakers have been utilizing inquiries about trans-inclusive language to derail hearings on other issues, pretending not to realize what appointees and Congressional witnesses are declaring so that they can grandstand and give speeches about their opposition to transgender equality rather of addressing the situation at hand,” Alex Bollinger wrote. 

Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Photographer: Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, speaks in the course of a Senate Judiciary Committee listening to in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Photographer: Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner/Bloomberg via Getty Photos

Vox and The Mary Sue called Hawley “transphobic” for his questions, proclaiming Bridges “rightly” known as him out during the hearing.

“Even nonetheless, the listening to seems to have been value having, if for no other explanation that to observe Josh Hawley get his transphobic a** handed to him by a witness,” Vivian Kane of The Mary Sue wrote.

Li Zhou from Vox wrote, “During a Senate hearing on the long run of abortion legal rights Tuesday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) turned the hottest Republican lawmaker to use transphobic rhetoric to rile up the GOP’s base — and to keep away from wrestling with the consequences of abortion limits throughout the nation.”

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Even films from media shops framed the clip in Bridges’ favor.

Jezebel place up a video clip was titled, “Berkeley Legislation Professor Eviscerates Sen. Josh Hawley at Write-up-Roe Hearing” and the description examine. “Khiara Bridges took the Missouri Republican to task about his transphobic line of questioning.”

Heartland Sign in the same way place out a video with the title “Josh Hawley will get put in spot following asking a probably transphobic line of questioning.” 

Spectators displayed their support toward transgender and non-binary people during a Trans March in Toronto, Ontario, on June 21, 2019.

Spectators exhibited their guidance toward transgender and non-binary persons all through a Trans March in Toronto, Ontario, on June 21, 2019.
(Anatoliy Cherkasov/SOPA Photos/LightRocket through Getty Images)

The declare that Bridges “schooled” or “took” Hawley “to process” also appeared on Raw Story and Prevalent Desires. 

Over the Legislation promoted the exchange with the headline “You *Have* To Observe This Legislation Professor SHUT DOWN Senator Josh Hawley.” The Slash from New York Journal even boasted “Josh Hawley Is No Match for This UC Berkeley Professor.”

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Even though mainstream shops were being fewer immediate in their reporting of the clip, CNN’s video clip of the occasion experienced the headline “Hawley termed out for ‘transphobic’ thoughts.”