Many were perplexed, even outraged, when Caitlyn Jenner, the athlete formerly known as Bruce Jenner, was awarded ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Some wondered whether coming out publicly with her transgender experience truly qualified her to receive the award over other worthy candidates.Well, whatever you may have thought before, you just might think Jenner deserves an award for courage now, after what she just said about Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“Just because I’m a woman now doesn’t make me all of a sudden liberal,” Jenner, who is transgender, said in a clip from a show that will air this weekend. “I would never, ever, ever vote for Hillary… If Hillary becomes president, the country is over.”Jenner was being asked by her bus driver and friends how she felt about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
While talking about Clinton, one of Jenner’s friends calls the former first lady and secretary of state “an amazing woman” who had accomplished much.
Jenner was none too happy with this assessment and went off on Clinton.“She was a lousy senator. She was horrible. Look at all of the things that are going on in the Middle East, all because of what she did. Look at Benghazi. She lied to us! She’s a fucking liar!”
Watch for yourself:
Jenner’s critique of Clinton may have added credibility after a recent report by Fox News came out Friday that Bryan Pagliano, the IT specialist who set up and maintained Clinton’s private server has been a “devastating witness” for Clinton and her subordinates who are also under investigation by the FBI and Department of Justice.
Jenner reinforces what’s becoming increasingly apparent: that Hillary doesn’t have an automatic lock on the women’s vote just because she shares their genitals. Nor do liberals automatically have the transgender vote. There are many who think for themselves — beyond the issue of gender.
It takes courage — or at the very least, cojones — to come out with such a hardcore, high-profile slam of Hillary Clinton; we’ve seen what’s happened in the past to those who dared. In this case, it’s clear Caitlyn Jenner’s cojones are still intact. Bravo!
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]