Dem. Rep. Katie Porter claims the words ‘pedophile’ and ‘groomer’ are discriminatory

According to The Blaze, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) just claimed that such words as “pedophile” and “groomer” discriminate against LGBT “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” 

Porter made the comments during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing that was held on Wednesday. The hearing was titled, “The Rise of Anti-LGBTQI+ Extremism and Violence in the United States.”

“This allegation of groomer and pedophile . . .”

Porter, in her comments, seemed to take issue with the fact that such words as “groomer” and “pedophile” are stigmatizing.

“This allegation of ‘groomer’ and ‘pedophile’ – it is alleging that a person is criminal somehow and engaged in criminal acts merely because of their gender identity, their sexual orientation, their gender identity,” Porter said.

She also claimed that the “groomer narrative is an age-old lie to position LGBTQ+ people as a threat to kids, and what it does is deny them access to public spaces, it stokes fear, and can even stoke violence.”

You can watch Porter’s remarks for yourself here:

“Disgusting”

Many have rebuked Porter for her remarks, including the Fox News Channel’s Jimmy Failla. Failla exposed just how nonsensical what Porter said is.

He said:

Understand certain words carry a stigma because that’s part of the deterrent, is you don’t want to walk around with that. In her worldview, an arsonist is actually a fire enthusiast… That’s what drives me crazy, is we’re demonstrating more empathy. You’re talking about pedophiles, OK? They’re destroying the lives of children. You know, how dare anyone go to bat for the pedophile over the victim, which is exactly what’s happening here. And, it’s disgusting.

Failla went on to also expose how this sort of tactic has become commonplace for the Democrats.

“The Democrats advanced legislation by telling you that anyone who opposes that extreme legislation is hateful and they’re trying to invoke violence or an attack because that’s how they stifle debate,” Failla said.

“Vile”

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) also slammed Porter for the remarks.

Jackson tweeted:

Katie Porter just said that pedophilia isn’t a crime, she said it’s an “identity.” THIS IS THE EMBODIMENT OF EVIL! The sad thing is that this woman isn’t the only VILE person pushing for pedophilia normalization. This is what progressives believe!

The so-called fact-checkers of the internet are already running cover for Porter. Snopes, for example, writes:

A review of Porter’s complete remarks showed that she was talking about how some LGBTQ people had been wrongly branded on social media as “groomers” and “pedophiles.” Porter never said pedophilia wasn’t a crime, nor did she claim that being a pedophile was a type of gender identity.

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