U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is continuing his fight to block the Biden administration’s proposed changes to Title IX.
Last week, the U.S. House passed Tuberville’s Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, which would ensure Title IX protection for female athletes and fair, safe competition in women’s sports throughout the United States.
So far, the Democratic leadership in the Senate hasn’t shown any intention to take up the legislation in the upper chamber.
During a recent episode of “Newt’s World,” Tuberville once again defended his bill.
“Joe Biden and his administration are attacking Title IX,” Tuberville said. “And there’s a lot of people that were for Title IX … years ago that are attacking it the same way … I don’t understand it because what’s going on now will really affect Title IX. It’s going to tear it up. It’s going to tear it from the inside out like our country’s being destroyed from the inside out right now, and we have to get control of this.”
The senator said his bill is not an attack on transgender people, but is about fairness for women athletes.
“This transgender issue, listen, I’m not against it,” he said. “Whatever you want to be in our country, you be that, but that doesn’t give you the opportunity to destroy other people’s lives, and that’s what’s happening through transgender biological boys participating in girls sports, and it’s going to continue to tear it down. And the Biden administration is adamant on taking away the gender of women, and we’re going to continue to fight it up here because it’s unsafe and it’s wrong what they’re trying to do.”
Tuberville believes if the issue is not addressed now it will become an even bigger problem in the future.
“It would be like saying ‘ok, we’re going to let NFL football players play in a junior high football league,’” he said. “I mean that’s basically what you’re doing here and it’s not fair. It’s not fair to the women and girls in this country that want the opportunity to play sports and to learn from that situation, but they also want, if you’re going to participate, they want the opportunity to have success. And now that we’ve got biological boys playing women’s sports, it’s going to continue to grow and grow and grow.”
He reiterated Biden’s plan would fundamentally ruin sports as we know it in this country.
“It’s going to be a total takeover of these kids who are transitioning, or say they’re transitioning to women, it’s going to be a total takeover of boys in women’s sports, and we can’t allow that to happen,” he said. “We have to allow young girls and women to be able to compete.”