A Republican candidate for Congress filmed herself confronting a transgender woman using the women’s restroom at a Denny’s restaurant in Los Angeles.
Jazmina Saavedra, who’s running for Congress in California’s 44th district, posted the encounter on Facebook this week. In the video, Saavedra holds her phone with a selfie stick and walks into the restroom as the woman uses a toilet inside a stall.
“There is a man here saying that he’s a lady,” Saavedra says in the video. “There’s a few different customers trying to use the restroom, but this man insists he’s a lady.”
“I’m just using the restroom and you’re invading my privacy,” the ‘woman’ says.
“No, you’re invading my privacy because I’m a woman and I deserve to use the ladies room!” Saavedra shouts.
Saavedra eventually left the restroom, but waited outside with her phone filming until the ‘woman’ came out. The two exchanged more words before the ‘woman’ left.
“This is what’s happening in California,” Saavedra went on to say in the video. “They allowed a man who thinks he’s a lady to get in the ladies room and this puts in danger the family.”
Saavedra is running against Democratic incumbent Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan in the Los Angeles area district.
In a statement to KABC-TV, Barragan criticized Saavedra’s actions.
“I was appalled by the treatment that this woman received for simply trying to use the restroom. Everyone has the right to their own identity, and the right not to be discriminated against for who they are,” she said.
SOURCE: UPI – Ray Downs