Photo: Ryann McEnany's Twitter account
Former Division I athlete Ryann McEnany posted to Twitter on Monday about transgender athletes participating in women’s sports.
“If men start competing in women's sports, the beauty of sports and competition will be dead,” the former Florida hurdler wrote.
Now a Digital Marketing and Brand Strategist for America First Policy Institute (AFPI), McEnany attached in her tweet about AFPI’s “Grassroots Toolkit” on the debate about transgender sports participation. The toolkit was posted on Oct. 27, 2022.
“Sports governing bodies are destroying 50 years of work to protect and build women's sports,” the toolkit reads.
The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act passed in the House in a split-party vote on April 20. The bill prohibits biological males from competing in women’s sports in schools.
Democrats have called the bill transgender “bullying.” The bill was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. It is unlikely the Senate will consider the bill again.
McEnany’s Twitter post follows Republicans who believe Democrats are “destroying women’s sports” by allowing the participation of biological males, according to Fox News.
“We have to do everything in our power to protect the purity of competition and save women’s sports,” McEnany said in her tweet.