During congressional hearings Tuesday, Hawley questioned University of California-Berkeley professor Khiara Bridges on whether the phrase “people with the capacity for pregnancy” referred to women. The professor proceeded to call Hawley’s line of question “transphobic” because she believes “transgender men” and “non-binary people” have the ability to get pregnant.
MSNBC posted the back-and-forth on TikTok and garnered 7.2 million views on the social media platform. MSNBC captioned the exchange, “Berkeley law professor, Khiara Bridges rebuked Sen. Josh Hawley during a Senate hearing accusing him of making transphobic remarks.”
@msnbcBerkeley law professor, Khiara Bridges rebuked Sen. Josh Hawley during a Senate hearing accusing him of making transphobic remarks.♬ original sound – MSNBC
The post from MSNBC didn’t go the way they hoped because users in the comments section ripped the news network.
“She lost, badly,” comedian Brent Pella said in a comment that received over 25,000 likes.
“Lmao she started to attacking [sic] him knowing that she will lose,” one person said.
Another user wrote that Hawley “owned this convo. No doubt.”
“Are we all watching the same video? I don’t get how this is a W for the law professor,” the user said.
It wasn’t just regular Americans disagreeing with MSNBC, so did writers at the far-left magazine The Atlantic.