Democratic Representative Linda Sanchez says a fan, not Republicans, made a ‘misogynistic’ comment, prompting an obscene gesture

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Rep. Linda Sanchez, California. says it wasn’t Republican legislators who did it “offensive and misogynistic comment” during a congressional baseball game Thursday night, prompting her to throw the bird towards their dugout, but rather towards a fan in the stands.

Sanchez said Frank Thorpe of NBC News that the alleged comment came from a “nasty fan” who had previously yelled similar remarks at her.

Rep.  Linda Sanchez, California, enters the field during a Congressional baseball game in the National Park on Thursday, July 28, 2022.  The Republicans defeated the Democrats 10-0.

Rep. Linda Sanchez, California, enters the field during a Congressional baseball game in the National Park on Thursday, July 28, 2022. The Republicans defeated the Democrats 10-0.
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“It was not a team. It was a nasty fan who yells misogynistic shit at me every year.”

Earlier Friday, Sanchez said in a statement to Fox News Digital that the comment came from “the Republican side.”

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“The Congressional baseball game is one of my favorite events of the year. It’s a great thing, it brings both sides of the aisle together to spend the night free from partisan politics. comment from the Republican side on my return to the dugout,” her statement reads.

Sen.  Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, left, and Rep.  Pete Sessions, Texas, stands in a dugout before a Congressional baseball game against Congressional Democrats Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Washington.  The annual baseball game between Republicans and Democrats in Congress raises money for charity.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, left, and Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas, stands in a dugout before a Congressional baseball game against Congressional Democrats Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Washington. The annual baseball game between Republicans and Democrats in Congress raises money for charity.
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“I reacted in a rush. I can’t stand men who make women feel unimportant or unwanted, especially on the pitch. I will always speak out against such bigotry.”

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At the time, her office did not respond to a subsequent request for comment as to what the comment was or who made it.

She declined to elaborate on NBC News’ remark.

“I’m not going to dignify this with a response because it’s disgusting and rude and it doesn’t belong at a charity baseball game.”

Rep.  August Pfluger (R-TX) and Rep.  Rodney Davis (R-IL) celebrates after a National Park Congressional charity baseball game on July 28, 2022 at National Park in Washington, DC.  The annual two-party game was first held in 1909.

Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) and Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) celebrates after a National Park Congressional charity baseball game on July 28, 2022 at National Park in Washington, DC. The annual two-party game was first held in 1909.
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Sanchez also targeted Republican lawmakers for “smashing” her for her response.

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“If a Republican women would stand up and say that this is unacceptable, instead of scolding me for my answer, then we can have a place where there is no misogyny, which no one anywhere tolerates.

The Republicans ended up winning the game 10-0 for back-to-back wins and improved his record in the classic game first played in 1909 to 44-42-1.