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Danica Roem says trans people can’t fly unicorns all the time as she hilariously tears into Republicans

Jess Glass December 1, 2017
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Danica Roem, the first transgender person elected to a state legislature in Virginia has given a hilarious takedown of the state of American politics.

In a recent now-viral twitter thread, Roem hit back at her Republican opponents who frequently campaigned on the basis of Roem’s gender identity as opposed to legitimate policy issues.

Roem’s appearance on the Comedy Central show ‘The Opposition with Jordan Klepper‘ proved to be no exception to her ability to slam her opponents.

The delegate-elect started by talking about her campaign and how she won against a 26-year incumbent.

Roem said: “I won because we knocked on more doors, we made a lot more phone calls, we raised a lot of money and proved that nothing is more important than wearing out the tread of your shoes.”

The conversation quickly moved onto the current state of American politics with host Klepper asking whether she could have condensed her entire campaign strategy into inflammatory tweets, the famed strategy of President Trump.

Roem replied: “That’s how you’re supposed to do it in Trump’s America, but I just tried to say ‘hi, I’m Danica and my number one priority is fixing Route 28.”

(Photo: Youtube / Comedy Central)

When asked about one of her central campaign policies – fixing Route 28, a heavily congested main road in her District – Roem showed her funny side and replied: “The problem is as transgender people we don’t get to fly our unicorns to work every day.

“We only get to use them on weekends and sometimes Thanksgiving.”

Last month, the journalist and heavy metal vocalist triumphed over Bob Marshall, who proposed legislation that would have restricted which bathrooms trans people could use.

Marshall refused to debate Roem or refer to her as a woman during the campaign, calling her “him” on campaign flyers.

(Photo: Youtube / Comedy Central)

The delegate-elect, who was joined by newly elected LGBT representatives all over the country in last month’s elections, criticised the actions and campaigns of her opponents.

When asked on the show why she has not responded in kind to the personal attacks, Roem said: “The bottom line is the people of the 13th District didn’t elect me to be rude.

“They elected me so we could make some damn progress as opposed to singling out and stigmatising the people we were elected to serve.”

who abruptly took the decision last week to stop using gendered language in the House of Delegates – so they won’t have to refer to Roem as a woman.

Related topics: comedy central, danica roem, route 28, Trans, transphobia, Twitter, US, US, US politics, Virginia

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