Chris Wallace Fact-Checks Claims That Bathroom Bills Are Addressing ‘Public Safety’

chris wallaceChris Wallace took a moment on Fox News Sunday today to examine the claims made by supporters of “bathroom bills” about public safety issues raised by allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender they identify as.

Ben Domenech argued that the issue here for many people is that sex offenders––not real transgenders––could potentially “exploit” the system by identifying as a different gender so they can go into bathrooms to leer at kids.

Wallace said he wanted to “find out whether it is a public safety issue, whether it is a problem with transgender people misusing bathrooms to prey on others.” And, based on a PolitiFact investigation, there’s really nothing there.

Charles Krauthammer expressed similar sentiments on Fox last week when he downplayed the idea this is an “epidemic.”

Watch above, via Fox.

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