Jazmina Saavedra, a soap-hawking Trump fangirl who is running to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, is fundraising off a disgusting video of herself harassing and demeaning a transgender woman who was using a ladies’ restroom in a Denny’s earlier this week. Prior to this incident, Saavedra already had a track record of expressing anti-LGBTQ views.
Saavedra is among the handful of fringe politicians seeking office in California on the merits of their eagerness to act as sycophants for the president. Saavedra helped found the Latinos for Trump and the Make America Great Again, Inc. groups, and the Republican Party of Los Angeles County has endorsed Saavedra.
As reported by The Daily Beast, Saavedra harassed a transgender woman who was using a women’s restroom inside a Denny’s earlier this week. The video, which Saavedra uploaded to Facebook, depicts her harassing and humiliating the woman inside the restroom before the woman finally exits the restaurant. The Democratic incumbent Saavedra is challenging said she was “appalled by the treatment that this woman received.”
After her gross harassment made news, Saavedra shared news stories about the incident on Facebook accompanied with links to her campaign donation page and statements that she would “defend our rights to have a women (sic) room.” Saavedra also used the news story to claim she would “defend the integretaty (sic) of every little girl or woman to use public restrooms.”
Saavedra has a history of anti-LGBTQ comments, despite her campaign claim to “truly represent all Californians with their needs and rights.”
In previous posts, Saavedra has made clear she believes that children are being jeopardized by “homosexual indoctrination they are receiving at schools,” which she calls “evil.” She once expressed her outrage that a medical facility would allow patients to clarify their gender identity in the medical records.
Saavedra has also shared memes online mocking transgender people:
In addition to her anti-LGBTQ stance, Saavedra has also shared maps of mosques in California with no context and has said she supports a “Muslim ban.” She also appears to be an Infowars reader and was pictured last year with far-right activist Mike Tokes and neo-Nazi troll Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet, in addition to weapon-wielding alt-right activist Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman.