Bigoted GOP Congressional Candidate Shamelessly Films Herself Harassing A Trans Woman

LGBTQ people are under steady assault in Donald Trump’s America. After all, the administration, as well as the GOP-controlled Congress are full of anti-LGBTQ bigots. This is especially true when it comes to the treatment of transgender people. Further, this open hatred has emboldened bigots, and they are letting their hate fly loud and proud – including those who are running for public office. Case in point – Jazmina Saavedra, who is running for a Congressional seat in California’s 44th District.

Saavedra went into the women’s restroom in a Denny’s in Los Angeles, when she encountered a transgender woman using that same restroom. The bigoted would-be representative went on a completely unhinged tirade against the trans woman, and posted it to Facebook Live. She can be heard saying:

“I’m trying to use the ladies’ room right now, and there is a man here saying that he’s a lady.”

The transgender woman rightly defended herself from the blatant discrimination, saying:

“First off, you guys are harassing me, I’m just using the restroom.”

After that, a member of what appeared to be Denny’s management came in, attempting to keep things from getting worse. While outside the restroom, Saavedra continued her tirade, and then kept harassing the trans woman when she left. The woman again defended her right to do something as simple as using the restroom:

“Excuse me? I was using the toilet, how did I invade your privacy? And I’ve seen you yesterday, following me.”

This woman really should file a harassment charge against this bigoted would-be elected representative. After all, it is California, and they have long had strong non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. Those protections are just for instances like this. California, don’t vote for this woman.

Watch the livestream here, as posted to Saavedra’s Facebook page: