A prejudiced California pol likely flushed whatever election hopes she had down the drain after targeting a transgender person in a restaurant bathroom.
Social-media users are attacking Republican congressional candidate Jazmina Saavedra over her videotaped harassment of a transgender woman who used a ladies’ room at a Los Angeles Denny’s last week.
“We’re going to run you out of power,” a Twitter user wrote in Spanish yesterday. “You’re stupid and you have no respect for women. You bring shame to Latinas.”
Saavedra tried to portray herself as the victim.
“Sorry losers and haters! The more you lie, the more I win,” she blathered in a Saturday tweet. “I’ve been called ‘wetback’ ‘beaner’ and everything else… @Twitter then blames me and censors me?”
The social-media site had posted several warnings and removed some of the tweets between Saavedra and her critics.
Earlier in the week, Saavedra shared a Facebook video in which she yelled at the transgender woman while the victim was inside a bathroom stall. The exchange went viral Tuesday night.
One Twitter user called Saavedra, a Nicaraguan immigrant and fierce supporter of President Trump, “evil” and “homophobic.”
Saavedra was also accused of being “on the wrong side of history.”
“You’ve just cursed your family to a lifetime of embarrassment,” user @sirmuMsila tweeted. “And you should be sued and put in jail.”
In the video, which Saavedra posted to bring attention to her campaign stressing anti-abortion and family values, the transgender woman pleads, “You’re invading my privacy.”
“You’re invading my privacy because I’m a woman and I deserve to use the . . . ladies room,” Saavedra replies. “You violated my right. You are sick and stupid.”
After the transgender woman leaves the bathroom, Saavedra continues to antagonize her, following her through the restaurant.
“I was with my pepper spray ready,” she says with a dopey cackle.
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