Rand Paul Slams Biden’s Education Secretary Over Transgender Sports Policy ‘What Planet Are You From?’

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Senator Rand Paul asked President Biden’s Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona “what planet are you from” after Cardona claimed it was “appropriate to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports”

During a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Paul asked Cardona if he thought it was “fair” to allow boys claiming to be transgender to participate in girls’ sports, and about how it affects girls competing in these athletic events.

Cardona said “I think it is appropriate….It is the legal responsibility of schools to provide opportunities for students to participate in activities and this includes students who are transgender.”

Breitbart reports: Asked by Paul if he would enforce the Trump administration’s Office for Civil Rights rule stating boys cannot compete with girls in sports, Cardona, who has served as education commissioner in Connecticut, responded, “If confirmed, it’s my responsibility and my privilege to make sure that we’re following civil rights of all students. And that includes activities that they may engage in in high school or athletics.”

“What do you think in general about boys running in girls’ track meets, like they’ve been doing in Connecticut?” Paul continued.

“I think that it’s critically important that … education systems and educators respect the rights of all students including students who are transgender, and that they are afforded the opportunities that every other student has to participate in extracurricular activities,” Cardona answered. Paul challenged him:

Does it bother you that like the top 20 percent of boys running in track meets beat all of the girls in the state, that … it would … completely destroy girls’ athletics, that girls are being pushed out?.They don’t make the finals in the state meet, they don’t get college scholarships, that it’s really detrimental to girls’ sports. Do you worry about having boys run in girls’ track meets?

Cardona replied:

I recognize and appreciate the concerns, and the frustrations that are expressed. As commissioner of education, I have had conversations with families who have felt the way you just described it, and families of students who are transgender. So, I understand that this is a challenge, and I look forward to working with you and others to –

“Do you think it’s fair to have boys running in the girls’ track meet?” Paul interjected.

“I think it’s appropriate for … I think it’s, it’s the legal responsibility of schools to provide opportunities for students to participate in activities and this includes students who are transgender,” Cardona persisted.

“So, you don’t have a problem with boys running in the girls’ track meets, swimming meets, name it, you’re okay then with boys competing with girls?” Paul pressed him.

“Respectfully, Senator, I think I answered the question,” Cardona stated. “I believe schools should offer the opportunity for students to engage in extracurricular activities, even if they’re transgender. I think that’s their right.”

Paul then reacted to Cardona’s statement it is “appropriate” to have a policy that could end girls’ and women’s sports:

That’s bizarre … I come from a family that has a lot of girls who have competed in college athletics and been state champions and, frankly, you know, some boy that’s six foot two, competing against my five foot four niece doesn’t sound very fair.

I think most people in the country think that’s bizarre, you know, that is just completely bizarre and unfair that people – and you’re going to run the Department of Education – you’ve got no problem with it. That concerns me, and I think it’s this kind of thing is gonna lead to really just the vast majority of America just wondering who are these people that think it’s okay, what planet are you from? I mean to think it’s okay for boys to compete with girls in a track meet, that that somehow would be fair.

“I wonder where feminists are on this,” Paul asked. “I wonder where the people who supported women’s sports are on this. I mean are we all gonna be okay with hulking six foot four guys, you know, wrestling against girls?”

Paul then remarked on Cardona’s evasive way of responding to his questions:

It just makes no sense whatsoever, and, so, I think the fact that you seem to be afraid to answer the question, or you basically do answer the question by saying it’s okay without saying it’s okay, really is a statement to a real problem we have, and a disconnect between what Middle America and what most Americans actually believe. I even think most Democrats don’t believe girls should run in a boys’ track meet … boys should run in a girls’ track meet.

“So, I’m disappointed in the answer and I just can’t imagine that we’re going to have a policy like that nationally,” Paul asserted.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) also voiced his concern about Cardona’s responses to Paul’s questions.

“I want to associate myself with a number of things said by Sen. Paul,” Romney began, adding, “That’s not something I say very frequently.”

“But, he made a very, very good point,” he said, explaining:

I’ve got pictures of my eight granddaughters among some grandsons behind me. They shouldn’t be competing with people who are physiologically entirely in a different category. And I think boys should be competing with boys and girls with girls on the athletic field.

Cardona was tapped by Biden after having served as education commissioner in Connecticut, where three high school girls filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the state for forcing them to compete against several boys who claimed to be transgender.


  1. Backstabber Romney wouldn’t be worrying about his grand kids suffering under the liberal agenda in schools if he had not participated in the ruination of Trump’s presidency and his loss in the election. Biden and the Democrats are thumbing their noses at the overwhelming majority of Americans who are squarely behind Senator Paul on this issue.. It’s obvious by now the Democrats don’t just want to appease the small minority of people who put transgender ‘rights’ above the rights of the other 99.5% of Americans.. they want to poop on everything American and rub our noses in it.

    • Romney, via his son, has been caught with his hand in the Burisma-Ukrainian cookie jar. He knows he is targeted for arrest and destruction. This cannot happen soon enough. MAGA!

      • Hope springs eternal. They can’t get him without implicating Pelosi, Biden and others.. ERGO: he is not losing any sleep.

        • Having Pelosi, Biden and others as the block between me and prison would not enhance my sleeping ability. Just sayin’….

      • Sure he is… His corrupt ass is nice and cozy behind his 20,000 Covid infected soldiers that turned DC into the forbidden city. No magical Q fairy is coming to save the destruction of the Country. You people are not helpful to anything.

  2. All this trans craziness is designed to normalize all forms of perversion and to smash traditional Judeo-Christian values and behavior via confusion, debauchery, and vice. Of course, soon they will be mainstreaming pedophilia and baby rape (of the babies that are not aborted that is). All thanks to your Democratic party!

    • Democrats like to run around saying men and women are equal, so they have to say boys and girls competing is OK, since, You know, men and women are equal. They look like total morons but when has that ever stopped a democrat.

  3. and his little “thank you senator” at the end with his cutesy little smirk says it all about his deteriorating mental health condition… like all liberals these days.

  4. Paul should have called out Romney for being a back stabbing hypocrite Rino that aided and abetted those who got Biden “elected”.

  5. Biden put in place a cabinet of activists. Not people with the best interests of the country or citizenry but who could push the Marxist progressive agenda

  6. Biden signed a Presidential order eliminating all language that refers to gender in government publications. That means that Title IX is no longer valid because there are no genders. There are no women. There are no mens and womens teams. There are no mens and womens jails, showers, shelters, every protection by government for women is gone with one Presidential order. Wait till your daughter gets arrested for possession of a joint and gets put in jail with 25 black thugs who immediately start to harass and attack her. Wait till she has to go shower with them. I don’t think Democrats care about their daughters or any of their female relatives. It’s sad.

  7. Giving transgender boys (who think they are girls) EXTRA privileges and rights over girls is a joke. What about the ‘rights’ of girls for fair biological competitions? States ought to create a venue for the transgenders to compete against other transgenders. This would be fair and allow the transgenders to compete.

  8. Create transgender leagues for all sports? That makes as much sense as boy competing against girls. Proving the Biden Era makes no sense and must be imposed. Rotten.

  9. If the truth that “transgender” is a mental illness, not a “repressed group” then the whole lie falls
    apart and people have to face the fact that no matter how much lip gloss and size
    13 pumps you wear, you are still a male.

    When will some democrat senator like Mnuchin walk away from the Communist Party,
    join the Republicans and save our country from this insanity?

  10. A lot of 6 foot plus teenage males would love to wrestle with teenage females. Not so much the other way around though, at least not in sporting events.

    • Yes, President Biden-Sanders just repealed Title IX with an EO to the tune of the crickets called Congress.

  11. Rand Paul is getting accolades for focusing on something that is just dumb. Meanwhile a hideously racist defense sec is going to frog March white men out of the military simply for having views that may disagree with his. Not a peep from Rand or the republican leadership about this blatant discrimination.

  12. Why don’t the boys who think they really are girls just compete on the boys’ team?

    Oh, that’s right. Because they can’t keep up. So they’re instead looking for an easier opponent, an opponent of the sex they wish they were.

  13. Thru rigged and dishonest elections, these sick people have taken over our government. Senator Paul is correct, no one but a sick minority is in favor of such lunacy. Hopefully this pervert is rejected, so they can find another sick individual to put up for the job.

  14. Rand is right. Romney is a suck ass traitor who will burn in hell with the rest of them.

    Please Mr Private Citizen President, please pull the trigger and lead us away from these demons charging towards the edge of the cliff and into the abyss.

    God bless our military heroes doing the heavy lifting, God bless the American people, and God bless President Trump!

  15. the DNA-deniers in the democrat party think men dressed as women and suffering from the perverse psychosis of gender dysphoria should be allowed to expose themselves in the same bathroom your young daughter is in.

    Think about THAT for a minute!

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