A congresswoman has charged on the floor of the U.S. House that her male colleagues are “sex-starved” in a rant that quickly drew a rebuke.
See the claimed unleashed by Rep. Norma Torres, D-Calif.
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As the Washington Examiner reported, the discussion was over a spending bill, the 2020 Health and Human Services spending plan.
Torres had been preceded in remarks by Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., who said he objected to the bill’s provisions that weaken anti-abortion protections, including conscience protections for doctors and nurses.
Torres followed with her personal attack on the men in the room.
“It is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose,” Torres said.
She was immediately asked by Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., to withdraw the insult.
Her comments, reported on social media, drew a sarcastic response from “SSG 2013,” who wrote, “Mr. Speaker, it is tiring to hear from so many irresponsible sex crazed females on this floor talk about their right to kill an unborn human due to lack of accountability for their own actions.”
Torres ended up backing down.
“Mr. Speaker, if it pleases my colleagues on the other side, I will withdraw my statement about sex-starved males on the floor.”
But she remained on the attack, stating, “It is tiring to be here on this floor or in committee as a woman to continue to be counseled about what types of affordable – whether it is family planning conversations that rightfully I deserve to have with my own doctor choosing when women want to have a family and to avoid pregnancy.”