On Tuesday, Republican Congresswoman Jazmina Saavedra harassed a trans woman in Los Angeles Denny's bathroom and posted a video of it. Saavedra, representing California's 44th congressional district, was following herself live as she followed the woman into the bathroom, abusing her and accusing her of violating Saavedra's privacy by using the women's lavatory.
"I'm trying to use the ladies' room, and there's a guy who says he's a woman," says Saavedra in the video she posted on her Facebook page along with a campaign feed request. "Several different customers [are] try to use the toilet, but the guy insists he's a lady."
"They are harassing me," replies the woman, who is in a stable. "I'm just trying to use the restroom, and you're invading my privacy."
"No, you are hauntingly my privacy because I'm a woman and I deserve to use the woman ̵
"I'm in the bathroom," the woman replies. "How do I violate your privacy?
" You invade my rights, "says Saavedra as she leaves the bathroom." You are sick. Dumb and sick. The California Republican then waits outside the bathroom and continues to confront the woman as she leaves the restaurant.
In a subsequent interview with Refinery29, Saavedra defended her actions, insisting again that the woman was "not a lady, she was a man."
I heard his voice. I came with my camera on my phone to ask him why he was in the women's restroom, "she said." The LGBT community is always trying to harass itself and turn every story into a victim
Saavedra added that "anyone can say that he feels like a woman and goes to the bathroom and attacks a woman." However, it is worth noting that in the history of the United States there is only one documented case Reason, in which a trans person attacks someone in a bathroom, took place in the bathroom of a private home, not in a public restroom, and the attacker was finally convicted.] Besides, PolitiFact was unable to single a person In contrast, in the United States alone, in the year 2017, according to a human being, 28 T. Were identified as the case of a trans person who sexually assaulted someone in a bath in the United States.
rans-people killed rights campaign – more than every year before, according to Newsweek. According to Autostraddle, eight trans women were murdered in the United States in 2018. this does not include two more trans-fatalities, both of which were reported in Dallas the same week and were not confirmed as a murder.
After the video of Saavedra became viral, Denny's Corporation responded in a statement, saying that the company was "extremely worried by the incident".
"At Denny, we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind, including gender identity and sexual orientation," the statement said. "We strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere to all guests and believe that our transgender guests and team members are allowed to use the bathroom with the gender they identify with."
Saavedra's Democratic opponent in the race, incumbent Rep Nanette Diaz Barragán said in a statement to the Daily Beast that she was "appalled by the treatment this woman got because she was simply trying to use the restroom and that "everyone has the right to their own identity and the right not to be discriminated against, who they are."
California's 44th congressional district is considered "safe democratic" by Ballotpedia. Under the California jungle primary system, all candidates are running in a single headquarters, and the two best election men are coming to parliamentary elections, regardless of their parties. In 2016, no Republican received enough votes to even vote for parliamentary elections, so Barragán faced another Democrat in the fall and finally defeated it.
Saavedra's campaign website says she is running for Congress and really represents all Californians with their needs and rights. "