Dem congresswoman who flipped off GOP baseball team attacks Republican women for not defending her

California Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez says a fan made the comment, after reports it came from the GOP dugout

Updated: July 31, 2022 - 5:54pm

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    California Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez, who appeared to flip off the Republican dugout during the Congressional Baseball Game, clarified that a fan shouted something "misogynistic," not the GOP players, but she still went on to criticize Republican women for calling out her obscene gesture rather than standing up for her.

    In her initial statement Friday, Sanchez did not say who made the alleged offensive comment.

    She said that the Congressional Baseball Game is one of her favorite events because it raises money for charity and is a bipartisan effort. "That is why it really struck a nerve when I heard an offensive and misogynistic comment from the Republican side on my way back to the dugout," she explained, Insider reported.

    "I have no tolerance for men who make women feel like they are unimportant or don't belong — especially on the field. I will always stand against that kind of bigotry," she continued.

    Sanchez clarified later that day to NBC reporter Frank Thorp that she was responding to a fan's comments.

    "It wasn't the team. It was an obnoxious fan who shouts misogynistic s*** at me every single year," she said

    She refused to say what the comment was "because it's nasty and crude," but she went on to bash Republican women.

    "If the Republican women would have stood up and said that's not acceptable instead of, you know, trashing me for my response then we might have a place where there's no misogyny that's tolerated by anybody anywhere," she said.

    After both statements, Corey Inganamort, whose LinkedIn shows he is a Mascot Coordinator for the Washington Nationals, said Sanchez is "lying."

    "I was in the dugout with the Republicans last night. She is lying. Nothing offensive or misogynistic was said by anybody," he tweeted.