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Cruz Grills Judge Who Allowed Male Rapist in Women’s Prison

The insanity uncovered by Senator Ted Cruz is alarming. Women's rights and safety no longer have meaning to the woke mob.

In an era where progressive ideologies push boundaries far beyond the pale, the recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring United States Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn and Texas Senator Ted Cruz laid bare the dangerous consequences of woke gender policies. At the heart of the discussion was a deeply troubling case involving Justine Shelby, a biological male who identifies as female. Shelby, guilty of raping a nine-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl, petitioned to be transferred to a women’s prison—a request that Judge Netburn alarmingly granted.

During the hearing, Cruz’s interrogation peeled back the layers of this judicial folly. He confronted Netburn with a scenario that should chill any reasonable person to the bone: a six-foot-two, biologically male serial child rapist being transferred to a women’s prison facility. Despite admitting Shelby retained male genitalia, Netburn had previously described the inmate as “hormonally a female,” a statement that seems to utterly disconnect from the stark realities and risks posed by such a decision.

The Justice System Has Gone Woke

This isn’t just an isolated incident of misplaced compassion or an overzealous adherence to transgender rights; it’s a glaring example of how far woke ideology has seeped into our judicial system, placing the ideology of gender identity above the safety and rights of actual women in prison. These are women who, now forced to share space with a convicted male rapist, find their own rights trampled under the guise of inclusivity.

What happened to common sense? To safety? To women’s rights? It seems these are brushed aside when they clash with the narrative pushed by the far left, which insists that identity outweighs all other considerations—even the security of women in a supposedly secure environment.

This case should serve as a stark wake-up call. The push to accommodate and affirm gender identity at all costs can lead to absurd and dangerous outcomes. When a judge finds it appropriate to place a biologically male rapist in a women’s prison simply because he identifies as female, we must question where the line will be drawn.

It’s high time we reassess these policies that compromise the safety of the majority under the banner of progressivism. We need to restore sanity to our justice system and protect those who are genuinely vulnerable—not pander to the delusions that endanger others. We need to demand more from our judicial appointees, insisting that they uphold the rights and safety of all citizens, not just the vocal few.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.