Conservatives went after liberal video journalism outlet The Recount after it slammed Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for denying the idea that men can get pregnant.
On Sunday, the outlet’s Twitter account shared video of Rubio speaking during the Edmund Burke Foundation’s recent National Conservatism conference. In the clip, the U.S. Senator criticized the transgender ideology, specifically the notion that anyone other than a biological woman can get pregnant.
“Today we are subjected to things like, there are such things as pregnant men,” he stated, adding, “As of almost 10 o’clock today – as far as I know – every single human being that’s ever been born was born of a biological woman.”
Rubio then blasted health experts who have encouraged such ideas. “And yet we have, not just commentators, not just professors, we have the Centers for Disease Control, we have the most prominent public health agency in America, who insists on using the term pregnant people.”
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“Well I can assure you that’s never happened,” he added.
The Recount condemned Rubio’s words in this clip, tweeting, “Locked in a tight race with Rep. Val Demings, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) trots out a transphobic attack on the CDC for using the term ‘pregnant people.’ ‘Pregnant men … I can assure you that’s never happened,’ Rubio says, which is factually inaccurate.”
Though conservatives on Twitter were not sold on The Recount’s shoddy biology lesson.
“You’re a bunch of psychopaths for thinking men can get pregnant,” tweeted NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck.
TownHall.com web editor Rebecca Downs claimed that the people at The Recount would’ve flunked biology class, tweeting, “Uh, no, it is indeed ‘factually ACCURATE,’ you guys just failed biology and/or would either promote wokeness rather than objective truth. It’s also not even the much of a tight race.”
Conservative write Kyle Becker pulled out the biology facts, tweeting, “Men generate spermatazoa and not ova, therefore they naturally cannot ‘get pregnant’.”
“As a woman, I can assure you, MEN cannot, NOR has one EVER, gotten pregnant. #ScienceMatters,” wrote conservative commentator Kimberly Morin.
Author John Hawkins responded to The Recount, writing, “If you think biology 101 is transphobic, maybe you’re just anti-science.”
“Uhhh no, there has never been, nor will there ever be, a pregnant man. Anyone saying such is an unhinged, fanatical liar. This isn’t ‘transphobic’)because there’s no such word). It’s science and a fact,” tweeted The Washington Examiner’s Christopher Tremoglie.
Conservative radio host Gerry Callahan tweeted, “Oh boy. Rubio really stepped in it now.”
Radio host Hugh Hewitt asked, “What? Can we get a link @TheRecount?”
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The Daily Wire co-founder Jeremy Boreing wrote, “No matter how many journalists insist otherwise, no matter how many social scientists insist the same, no matter how many social platforms, corporations, or schools force this lunacy upon you, men can not become pregnant and it is not transphobia to acknowledge as much.”
“Come for the common sense from Rubio, stay for the ratio of the left-wing stupidity,” quipped TownHall.com columnist Derek Hunter.
“‘Transphobic attack.’” Lmao stop erasing women,” urged conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong.