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Stamping feet, banging fists, screaming until their face is blue. No we aren’t describing a toddler not getting a cookie, we’re describing Ohio political leaders reaction to a bill they don’t like.

Ohio Rep. Jena Powell was called to the Ohio State House floor to read her proposal for her Save Women’s Sports Act. Powell’s amendment focuses on protecting women in sports by banning biological men from competing in women’s sports. She makes it to her second sentence before she’s interrupted by her peers.

Like a child throwing a temper tantrum, several outraged Democratic men began pounding their desks. Over and over again they pounded the table with their fists booing while Powell proceeded.

The juvenile uproar, however, did not influence the outcome of the proposal. The amendment succeeded in a 54-40 vote and the Ohio House voted to pass it to Senate.

When asked about the rude interjections, Powell says usually the Ohio House floor is a respectful professional space.

“In the two and a half years that I’ve been in the Legislature that was probably one of the worst outcries that we’ve seen. It’s very rare to have something like that on the Ohio House floor. I can’t speak for the Democrats, but I know many of the Republicans thought it was completely out of turn.”

Ohio joins Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Tennessee, and West Virginia in passing legislation to protect women’s sports.

Tony Katz discusses the childish behavior from our neighboring government here:

https://omny.fm/shows/tony-katz-and-the-morning-news/ohio-democrats-bang-on-desks-to-disrupt-vote-on-am