Riley Gaines Hits Back At Congresswoman Who Claimed She Just Wants Attention

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Riley Gaines responded to Congresswoman Katie Porter’s insane claim she just wants attention.

Porter got into an incredibly awkward exchange with Piers Morgan on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night, and attempted to allege the former Kentucky swimmer is only speaking out in defense of women’s sports because she wants attention.

“I think that what she has done is try to turn this — we talked about people becoming — using things to kind of get likes and get clicks,” Porter said stumbling and bumbling when Piers Morgan asked the California Congresswoman to name what she disagreed with Gaines on.

Piers Morgan hit back with, “I think she’s speaking up for pretty much every female athlete in the world.”

Riley Gaines responds to Katie Porter.

Now, Gaines has responded to the incredibly unfair accusation from Katie Porter, and made it clear that’s not the case.

“Hey @RepKatiePorter I’m not speaking up for myself…I’m done playing sports. I’m not fighting for me. I’m actually supposed to be in dental school this year. But I’ve changed my life plans because I see what’s at stake if someone doesn’t fight for the present and next generation,” Gaines tweeted late Saturday afternoon to her nearly 500,000 followers.

Gaines also asked why it’s “always women fighting against sex-based projections,” which seems to be more than a reasonable question.

Gaines has stood bravely against the outrage mob.

Riley Gaines has had to face absolute insanity for simply believing biological men shouldn’t be allowed to dominate and ruin women’s sports.

She was harassed by a mob that turned violent at San Francisco State University. Police had to rush her to safety and the enraged mob demanded money to let her leave at one point.

Protesters also showed up to her speech at the University of Buffalo, but police weren’t playing games. A person was arrested for allegedly pushing someone filming the mob.

It was a quick and immediate reaction, which was better than the situation that played out at SFSU.

After all Gaines has gone through, she now has to deal with Katie Porter claiming she’s only doing it for attention.

It’s incredibly unfair and not right. All Riley Gaines has done is take a stand in defense of women’s athletics.

As she tweeted, she’s not even an athlete anymore. Gaines changed her life plans because she’s so committed to saving and protecting women’s sports.

Riley Gaines responds to Katie Porter claiming she just wants attention. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

There’s no doubt Riley Gaines isn’t going anywhere, and that’s the kind of courage that is turning her into a star.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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  1. This Porter Congresswoman just shows how out of touch she is.

    Riley Gains is a hero.

    My 17 year old daughter played in a Girls Volleyball tournament in York, PA this weekend & had to go against a biological male in a match. It was clear the biological male had a physical advantage over the other girls playing. This was not a level playing field. I’m okay with biological males (or females) wanting to transition, but when it comes to competitive sports the biological males need to play only against fellow biological males because of the obvious physical differences, unless it’s clearly designated as a Coed event . This is common sense, why are some people like this Congresswoman not getting this?

    Thankfully the International Olympic Committee seems to get it and hopefully their decision starts trickling down to other sports organizations.

  2. Porter is a loathsome room-temperature IQ Democrat who is not used to being challenged. Morgan and Maher were having none of it and humiliated her. This should be the standard response to Democrats, because most could not debate a ham sandwich.

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