A group of Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Lauren Boebert has introduced a resolution to honor Emma Weyant, who finished in second place to Lia Thomas in an NCAA swimming championship last week.
The Hill reports:
Thomas became the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division 1 national championship in any sport earlier this month when she won the 500-yard freestyle race. Weyant, a silver medal recipient at the Tokyo Olympics last year, finished in second place to Thomas.
“Emma Weyant was the fasted woman competing in the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle, but her first-place win was stolen by a mediocre man who couldn’t cut it in men’s swimming,” Boebert said.
“Emma is a world-class student-athlete whose strong performances in the Summer Olympics and 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship speak for themselves. These victories, coupled with her leadership of other women on her team and her dedication to excellence are worthy of Congressional recognition. I will keep working to save women’s sports from woke ideology threatening to strip women of a level playing field,” Boebert said.
Recently, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation declaring Weyant the winner of the race.
“By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women, making a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wrote on Twitter. “In Florida, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota’s Emma Weyant as the best women’s swimmer in the 500y freestyle.”