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Latina GOP Candidate Jazmina Saavedra Harasses and Films Transgender Woman In California Denny’s Bathroom

Jazmina Saavedra, who is currently running for Congress in California, and a spokesperson of Latinos For Trump California filmed herself harassing a transgender woman using the women’s bathroom at a Denny’s in Los Angeles.

Saavedra, is campaigning for a seat in California’s 44th District challenging incumbent Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.)., live-streamed the incident on Facebook Live on Tuesday

Via The Hill:

“I’m trying to use the ladies’ room and there is a man here claiming that he is a lady,” Saavedra said, entering the bathroom and filming outside the stall.

“You’re invading my privacy,” the transgender woman inside the stall said.

“You’re invading my privacy because I’m a woman and I deserve to use the woman, the ladies’ room,” Saavedra responded.

She then left the restroom and waited outside for the individual to exit.

“So, that guy is violating my right to use the ladies’ room here, and he’s saying he’s a lady! Stupid guy,” Saavedra said.

She then confronted the transgender woman as she left the restroom.

“Excuse me, I was using the toilet. … Why are you singling me out, lady? And I see you yesterday following me,” the woman responded.

“I was with my pepper spray ready and I called the manager so he helped me,” Saavedra filmed herself saying after the woman departed. “How can I be with a man inside of the ladies’ room just because he thinks he’s a lady? This is unbelievable. Only in California this happens.”

Rep Barragán issued a statement criticizing Saavedra and the incident at the Denny’s.

“I was appalled by the treatment that this woman received for simply trying to use the restroom. Everyone has the right to their own identity, and the right not to be discriminated against for who they are.”

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