As Twitchy reported Tuesday, Sen. Josh Hawley was accused of transphobia and even encouraging violence against transgender people by asking UC Berkeley law professor Khiara Bridges if by “people with a capacity for pregnancy” she meant “women.”

Steven Porter, who’s an assistant editor for USA Today’s opinion page had a lengthy opinion on the exchange, calling Hawley’s question “literally transphobic.”

So, this guy is partially responsible for what ends up on USA Today’s opinion pages? That’s a shocker.