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Newspapers In USA Today Chain Remove GOP Sen. Kennedy’s Op-Ed On Transgender Athletes

FILE - Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing of then Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Capitol Hill in Washington, on March 22, 2022. Both of the Louisiana's U.S. senators, Kennedy and Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, say they have mulled over the option of running for governor and plan on announcing their decisions for 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Multiple Louisiana papers that are part of the Gannett newspaper network, which owns USA Today, removed an op-ed about transgender athletes written by on of the state’s two Republican senators, John Kennedy.

“This content has been removed because it did not meet our editorial standards,” is displayed on the webpage after users click on the link to the op-ed.

“We recognize the importance of sharing varying perspectives and the vital role we play convening conversations,” Gannett Opinion Editor and Vice President of Standards and Ethics Michael McCarter told Fox News Digital on Friday after the op-ed was discovered to have been taken down.

“Sen. John Kennedy’s submitted opinion column did not meet our ethical guidelines, which state we will treat people with respect. After further review, our editorial team removed the column from our website. Sen. Kennedy has been given the opportunity to revise his language – not his viewpoint – to adhere with our standards,” McCarter also said.

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