Democratic congresswoman who ousted GOP Dugout the Bird says she was reacting to ‘offensive and misogynistic’ comment

A California Democratic congresswoman who flipped the GOP dugout bird at the Congressional baseball game this week claims she did so in response to an “offensive and misogynistic” comment.

In a statement to The Daily Caller, Sanchez said:

The Congressional baseball game is one of my favorite events of the year. It’s a great cause and brings both sides of the aisle together for an evening away from partisan politics. That’s why it really hit me when I heard an offensive and misogynistic comment from the Republican side on the way back to the dugout. In the heat of the moment, I reacted. I have zero tolerance for men who make women feel like they’re not important or don’t belong, especially on the pitch. I will always stand against this kind of bigotry.

Sanchez did not reveal what he was told, and Republican Rep. Texas communications director Roger Williams, the GOP coach for this year, told DC he “didn’t hear the comment , nor seen Rep. Sanchez give the middle finger.”

As Breitbart’s Nick Gilbertson wrote on Thursday, “After a rainy half-hour delay in the fourth inning, the Democrats’ frustration boiled over. Down 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Sanchez returned the bird against the GOP members of Congress while passing in front of their dugout.

The reaction to Sanchez’s lewd gesture followed quickly on social media:

There is no indication of any animosity from Sanchez as she leaves first base. She gives a high-five then begins to trot her way back without paying close attention to the GOP dugout. Then, she suddenly looks towards the canoe before turning away again and turning the bird over.

The Republicans won the game 10-0.


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