Far-right Congressman Madison Cawthorn took to the House floor Monday and amped up his anti-transgender rhetoric by offering a juvenile, and inaccurate, definition of womanhood.
While attacking the Democrats for seeking to protect trans folks against discrimination, he said:
“You might amend a bill, but you will never amend biology. Science is not Burger King. You can’t just have it your way.
“The left has ripped away the pin of truth from the author of life,” he continued. “They’ve exchanged natural science for party platform and declared war on biology.
“I never imagined that one of my sacred duties in this hallowed chamber would be explaining to the House Speaker the difference between a man and a woman,” he said. “Take notes, Madame Speaker, I’m about to define what a woman is for you.
“XX chromosomes, no Tallywhacker. It’s so simple.”
Cawthorn’s definition of a woman includes “no tallywhacker” pic.twitter.com/vuKVJdyUJY
— Acyn (@Acyn) April 4, 2022
Last month, Cawthorn raised eyebrows in Washington and beyond when he claimed his Capitol Hill colleagues host orgies and regularly do “key bump[s] of cocaine” in front of him.
Many Twitter users alluded to those comments while also expressing their thoughts on his “tallywhacker” speech:
A US congressman just said the definition of a woman is no tallywhacker. You can’t make this shit up. We really are an embarrassment as a country.
— Bewitching Tales 🐾🌻🇺🇦 (@BewitchingTales) April 4, 2022
Any adult who uses the term “tallywhacker” should have his cocaine orgy pass revoked.
— keith higginbotham (@ohaikeith) April 4, 2022
“Tallywhacker” sounds like something someone says who ISN’T actually invited to orgies.
— 💀DeathMetalViking💀 (@DeathMetalV) April 4, 2022
Burger King? Tallywhacker? I’ve lost a few IQ points listening to him.
— Eleanor 🆘️ (@eleanor_rigby49) April 4, 2022
No Tallywhacker is a Republican description of a Woman. Really
— JScottyboy53 (@JScottyboy53) April 4, 2022
Tallywhacker is the password Cawthorn used to gain admittance to the cocaine-fueled orgies.
— Hold My PomPoms Bitches (@Scattered211) April 4, 2022
Meanwhile Katie Dean, one of the Democrats fighting in the May primary race to unseat him, had this to say:
Today, Madison Cawthorn said that the definition of a woman includes the term "no tallywhacker" and that "science is not Burger King."
If Congress won't expel him, I will defeat him.
— Katie Dean (@ElectKatieDean) April 4, 2022