Sen. Tuberville blasts Daybreak Staley over her help for trans athletes in ladies’s sports activities

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., appeared astonished over South Carolina coach Daybreak Staley’s feedback about transgender athletes in ladies’s sports activities over the weekend.

Tuberville, who has pushed to bar transgender athletes from competing on the U.S. Olympic crew, amongst different measures, appeared on OutKick’s “Hot Mic” to speak about Staley’s remarks earlier than the Gamecocks received the nationwide championship over the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Tuberville in a budget meeting

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., speaks throughout the Senate Armed Providers Committee listening to on the fiscal 12 months 2025 protection finances in Hart constructing April 9, 2024.  (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Name, Inc through Getty Photographs)

“If somebody desires to actually get on the market and actually problem her on this, get ‘em a head coaching job in girls basketball and start recruiting men to play and see what she says about that,” he said. “They would be totally dominated if they went and got backups from some of these college basketball teams and let them play against women.


“I can’t even imagine we’re speaking about this. Folks have misplaced their minds even interested by males taking part in in ladies’s sports activities. Title IX is the very best factor to ever occur to this place up right here. One of many few payments they’ve handed that’s actually made a distinction within the final 52 years. And it’s equalized ladies’s sports activities and actually given them a possibility to compete and earn the correct to be champions in any sport.

Tuberville in November 2023

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., attends the Home and Senate committee markup of the Nationwide Protection Authorization Act for Fiscal Yr 2024 in Dirksen Constructing Nov. 29, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Name, Inc through Getty Photographs)


“She just followed the line. She didn’t want to disrupt people’s thoughts about her. She’s obviously an activist along with being a coach because there’s no earthly way she could believe, ‘OK, I want to coach girls against men.’ There’s no way she could believe that, but she said it for that reason. Just don’t understand the direction a lot of these people are going. Stand up.

“She needs to be standing up for all these younger women, these younger ladies she was teaching. She simply received a nationwide championship and speak in regards to the good issues. We’ll take anyone on, however it’s actually not proper for males to return over and say they need to play in ladies’s sports activities. It’s not proper. And it’s unfair, and it’s unsafe.”

Throughout a press convention, OutKick’s Dan Zaksheske asked Staley her thoughts on the problem within the U.S.

“I am of the opinion of, in case you’re a lady, you must play. Should you take into account your self a lady, and also you need to play sports activities or vice versa, you must be capable to play. That is my opinion. You need me to go deeper?” she mentioned.

Dawn Staley at the podium

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley speaks at a press conference after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2024 NCAA national championship at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland April 7, 2024. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

When asked whether she thought “transgender ladies ought to be capable to take part in ladies’s school basketball,” Staley responded, “Sure.”


“That is the query you need to ask, I will offer you that. Sure, sure. So, now the barnstormer persons are going to flood my timeline and be a distraction to me on one of many largest days of our recreation, and I am OK with that. I actually am,” she added.

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