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Anti-Lia Thomas Bill Introduced By GOP Lawmakers

Lia Thomas in the NCAA championships.

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 18: University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas and Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines react after finishing tied for 5th in the 200 Freestyle finals at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 18th, 2022 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado introduced a bill co-sponsored honors Emma Weyant - a collegiate swimmer who finished in second place at the NCAA swimming championship last week.

Weyant, a silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, finished second in the 500-yard freestyle race. Lia Thomas, who finished first in the race, became the first transgender woman to win an NCAA title.

That clearly didn't sit right with Boebert and her GOP colleagues. She's now co-sponsoring a bill to honor Weyant while refusing the acknowledge Thomas' victory in the event.

Here's what Boebert said, via The Hill:

“Emma Weyant was the fasted woman competing in the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle, but her first-place win was stolen by a mediocre man who couldn’t cut it in men’s swimming.

"Emma is a world-class student-athlete whose strong performances in the Summer Olympics and 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship speak for themselves. These victories, coupled with her leadership of other women on her team and her dedication to excellence are worthy of Congressional recognition. I will keep working to save women’s sports from woke ideology threatening to strip women of a level playing field."

20 GOP lawmakers have now co-sponsored the bill with Boebert.

The Lia Thomas situation has sparked debates across the sporting world and is now doing so in the political arena.

This likely won't be the last we hear about this situation.