Caitlyn Jenner is running as a Republican candidate for California Governor as a recall election attempts to oust current Governor Gavin Newsom, but she’s not off to the best start amid her change of opinion on the Left’s transgender agenda.
Jenner shocked the country last month when a viral video showed her stating she opposes allowing biological males to compete in girls’ sports in schools, calling it a “question of fairness.” These comments led conservatives to actually consider the possibility of casting a vote for her in the state’s recall election.
But, there’s a catch.
Although Jenner believes she could “wake up the woke,” as she said in a tweet last week, she herself may not be completely awake—at least by conservative standards.
“When elected Governor of California, I will CANCEL cancel culture and wake up the woke,” the gubernatorial candidate vowed.
When elected Governor of California, I will CANCEL, cancel culture and wake up the woke.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 27, 2021
Jenner clarified her stance on allowing trans students to play in any sports league they want in a Wednesday interview on Fox News.
Trans women who are “truly trans” and “at a very young age…started proper medical treatment” should “of course” be able to compete in girls’ sports, Jenner told the outlet.
However, “some guy who hasn’t done any therapy, hasn’t done anything,” must be reviewed by a commission that Jenner would pioneer if elected governor.
“What I would do as governor, I would put together a commission,” Jenner said. “Trans women compete in the Olympics, they compete in the NCAA, but when it gets down to the high school level, there’s no guide rules, there’s no rules and regulations how they can.”
At the same token, Jenner added that although she would establish a commission, the trans policy affecting children’s sports is “such a small issue.”
“It’s like a non-issue that’s out there,” Jenner stated. “And I would be surprised if there’s 30 trans athletes in the entire state.”
While Jenner is right that transgenders make up an extremely miniscule number of the population, the problem lies in the principle of allowing any biologically stronger individual of the opposite sex, whether a true transgender or not, to possibly dominate a sports league they should not be in. There is also a massive issue in the possibility that people may unfairly take advantage of the policy.
As far as Jenner’s candidacy as a Republican, her slight change in opinion on this matter will likely hurt her with conservative voters who were already wary of her to begin with.