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mahatmakanejeeves

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Tue Feb 27, 2024, 07:41 PM Feb 27

Virginia lieutenant governor apologizes after misgendering state senator

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Virginia lieutenant governor apologizes after misgendering state senator

BY TARA SUTER 02/27/24 01:55 PM ET

Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Winsome Sears (R) apologized Monday for misgendering state Sen. Danica Roem (D).

“I apologize, I apologize, I apologize,” Sears said during a session of the Virginia Senate. “And I would hope, I would hope, that everyone would understand there is no intent to offend, but that we will also give each other the ability to forgive each other.”

Sears’s apology followed comments she made while presiding over a Senate session in which she referred to Roem, who is a transgender woman, as “sir” when answering questions from Roem on how many votes would be needed to pass a bill.

“And what would be the exact number for that, Madam President?” Roem asked. … “Yes, sir, that would be 32,” Sears responds.

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Virginia lieutenant governor apologizes after misgendering state senator (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Feb 27 OP
Yeah, say it and than apologize afterward, as though that made it ok. Biophilic Feb 27 #1
She is so vile. 50 Shades Of Blue Feb 27 #2
And an idiot, like Youngkin and the attorney general Nt spooky3 Feb 27 #3

Biophilic

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1. Yeah, say it and than apologize afterward, as though that made it ok.
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 07:46 PM
Feb 27

Republicans have found that they can say almost anything as long as they "apologize" afterwards. It's a trick, it's nasty, and it makes the offended person responsible for being the adult and not escalating the words or situation. They keep doing this and getting away with it.

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