CNN Host, Guest Struggle With Club Q Shooter’s Non-Binary Identity: ‘That’s A Man’

People stand in front of Rhodes Funeral Services (R) as Chicago Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting in Chicago, Illinois, on July 21, 2020. - A shootout outside a funeral left 14 people wounded July 21 in Chicago, as President Donald Trump threatens to send federal agents to a handful of US cities led by Democratic mayors. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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  • “The attorneys for the shooter are now saying that the shooter is non-binary, and the shooter would like to use the pronouns ‘they/them’ for the court and all court papers, and that’s what [redacted]’s attorneys are saying. Do you have any thoughts on that?” Camerota asked CNN guest Natalee Bingham, according to Post Millennial.
  • The guest, who identifies as a trans woman, is a friend of a victim in the tragic shooting.
  • “I think that it’s completely ludicrous,” Bingham responded. “I believe they’re just saying that because they want to have the easy way out on this. That’s really, really offending, especially being a transgender woman myself, that a male, which it was obvious with the mugshot, that’s a man.”

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