DeSANTIS: Allowing Men to Compete in Women’s Sports is ‘Making a Mockery’ of Female Champions

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasted sports organizations around the country for allowing transgendered athletes to compete in competitions; saying the new phenomenon is “making a mockery” of women champions.

“By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women, making a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud. In Florida, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota’s Emma Weyant as the best women’s swimmer in the 500y freestyle,” writes the Republican.

DeSantis issued a public statement this week declaring Emma Weyant the “rightful winner” of the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Women’s 500-yard Freestyle championship.

Read his full press release above.