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Josh Hawley tosses a word salad while talking about vaginas and we feel so sorry for his wife

Anti-LGBTQ congressman Josh Hawley is once again the laughingstock of Twitter after showcasing his lack of understanding of basic human anatomy.

In a series of hallway interviews, HuffPost asked various Republicans from the Judiciary Committee the same veiled question Marsha Blackburn asked Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her confirmation hearings last week: define “woman.”

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Thom Tillis responded to the question by saying, “My wife.” Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham defined a woman as someone who is “biologically a woman.” And Ted Cruz said, “A Homo sapien with two X chromosomes.” But it was Josh Hawley’s response that has drawn the most widespread ridicule.

Hawley, who believes straight white cisgender males are the most marginalized group in America, began answering the question by mansplaining about how womanhood is inherently tied to an individual’s ability to give birth.

“Someone who can give birth to a child, a mother, is a woman,” he said. “Someone who has a uterus is a woman. It doesn’t seem that complicated to me.”

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Turns out, it’s a little more complicated than that. Because things quickly fell apart when the reporter followed up by asking about women who have had hysterectomies, a procedure the CDC estimates 20 million people in the country have undergone.

“Yeah. Well, I don’t know, would they?” Hawley responded.

When pressed further about whether a woman would still be defined as such if she lost her reproductive organs to, say, cancer, Hawley answered the question with another question: “I mean, a woman has a vagina… Right?”

Here’s what folx on Twitter are saying about the whole thing…