Fox News pundit says Christine Hallquist’s success is down to ‘transgender privilege’

A Fox News pundit has said that Christine Hallquist won the nomination to be the Democratic candidate for Vermont Governor because of “transgender privilege.”

Hallquist became the first trans person to be chosen as a major party’s gubernatorial candidate when she won the primary in a landslide on Tuesday.

The progressive candidate picked up 48.4 percent of the vote – more than double her nearest rival’s tally of 22.1 percent – and will face off against Republican incumbent Governor Phil Scott in November’s election.

Christine Hallquist (Christine for Vermont)

Despite the overwhelming nature of her win, conservative journalist Chadwick Moore poured scorn on the 62-year-old’s qualifications, which include being the CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative for more than a decade.

On Tucker Carlson Tonight, Moore emphasised that Hallquist had “transgender privilege.”

He added: “She can get away with many, many things simply by being transgender. Who knows if that’s even how she won this primary.”

Moore, a gay journalist who last month alerted the FBI on Twitter after his Grindr profile was shut down, continued: “While the entire country is fixated on the fact that she’s transgender, nobody knows anything about her policies.

“You know that she’s for Medicaid for all, she’s a climate alarmist, she believes in $15 minimum wage, and that’s kind of it.”

Hallquist clearly supports more than just these policies, as the people of Vermont know from her campaigning and her website, where she highlights her support for a woman’s right to choose, retraining programmes for displaced workers and fibre optic broadband, among others.

Hallquist won the Democratic nomination by a stunning margin (Christine for Vermont) (Christine for Vermont)

Like fellow groundbreaking trans politician Danica Roem – who became Virginia’s first ever openly transgender state official – Hallquist is running on her policies, not her identity.

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