Conservative politicians and commentators took to Twitter on Monday to slam 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' UN secretary-general blasts space tourism MORE’s (D-Mass.) call for transgender women to be housed in women's prisons.
"We have to stop putting trans women who are incarcerated into prisons with men where they are at risk. It is our responsibility,” Warren said Sunday in at a campaign rally in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Marshalltown, IA: "We have to stop putting trans women who are incarcerated into prisons with men where they are at risk. It is our responsibility." pic.twitter.com/nusBskixXY— The Hill (@thehill) January 13, 2020
Among those going after Warren was Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzBipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits Republicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally MORE (R-Fla.), one of President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE's close allies, who posted a prediction that “the trans women population in prison would skyrocket under a Warren presidency.”
I’m guessing the trans women population in prison would skyrocket under a Warren Presidency. https://t.co/IkOKrv9g3T— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 13, 2020
The president’s son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out the video of Warren’s remarks, adding that “no further commentary” on such an idea was necessary.
No further commentary necessary. https://t.co/l4SNBODNiE— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 13, 2020
Other conservative media representatives condemned the Massachusetts progressive, including Liz Wheeler, the host of "Tipping Point" on One America News Network, who called Warren's stance "crazy."
Warren: "We have to stop putting trans women who are incarcerated into prisons with men where they are at risk."— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) January 13, 2020
What about the risk to biological women when biological MEN (trans women) are put into women's prisons?!
Warren's stance is crazy.pic.twitter.com/fLuFB3ilOf
Elizabeth Warren wants to put biological men in women's prisons. https://t.co/xR9l18Bnmg— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 13, 2020
I guess when you can’t talk about a bad economy... https://t.co/eS2KKQ6j8C— Stephen MillerStephen MillerWhy is the Biden administration turning its back on asylum seekers? Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle How Trump broke the system that offers protection to Afghan allies MORE (@redsteeze) January 13, 2020