Sen. Mike Lee Grills NCAA President Over Support for Allowing Trans-Identified Male Athletes to Compete in Women’s Sports

NCAA president Mark Emmert / Reuters

Sparks flew last week when Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, questioned National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the association’s support for including biologically male trans-identified athletes in women’s sports. 

While most of Wednesday’s hearing — titled “Protecting the Integrity of College Athletics” — focused on the push to provide compensation for college athletes, it took a slightly different direction when it was Lee’s turn to ask questions.