Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) erupted during a House hearing Thursday in response to a Republican member who stated that biological males cannot get pregnant.
Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks during a House Oversight Committee hearing about abortion, where she also claimed that abortion was an economic issue because if women are not allowed to have an abortion, then parents are effectively “conscripted” to work against their will.
Planned Parenthood Dr. Bhavik Kumar claimed in response to a question from Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) that “men can have pregnancies, especially trans men.”
“Somebody with a uterus may have the capability of becoming pregnant, whether they’re a woman or a man,” Kumar claimed. “That doesn’t make a difference.”
“OK, we’re done,” Clyde replied.
“Not every person with a uterus has the ability to become pregnant,” Kumar said. “This is medicine.”
“I can’t believe it’s necessary to say this, but men cannot get pregnant and cannot give birth, regardless of how they identify themselves,” Clyde said. “Why in the world would Democrats have brought in a person whose title is ‘director of trans care’ for an abortion hearing when only biological women can become pregnant?”
Ocasio-Cortez lashed out over Clyde’s response, claiming: “The same folks who … told us that COVID’s just a flu, that climate change isn’t real, that January 6 was nothing but a tourist visit … are now trying to tell us that transgender people are not real.”
“And I would say that their claim is probably just as legitimate as all their others, which is to say not very much at all,” she claimed.
Rep. @AOC (D-NY): “The same folks who tell us … that COVID’s just a flu, that climate change isn’t real, that January 6th was just nothing but a tourist visit, are now trying to tell us that transgender people aren’t real.” pic.twitter.com/NQbdK5ltGT
— The Recount (@therecount) September 29, 2022