There has been plenty of far-left opposition to a new Florida law that seeks to give parents more control over public school curriculum.
Among the most controversial aspects of the law is a prohibition on the discussion of sexuality in early elementary education.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was clearly emotional when she complained about the perceived negative impact of the law.
She sounded off on the topic during a recent podcast appearance.
As Mediaite reported:
In a podcast released Tuesday, Psaki explained her opposition to Florida’s law.
“What we’re talking about here in Florida, for example … is that families, if you have a kid in a classroom, and I have a kindergartner, right?” Psaki said. “I can imagine her saying, ‘My friend has two moms. My friend has two dads.’ And the teacher in her classroom, I would hope would say, ‘That’s wonderful. They’re loving parents, and you have a mom and a dad.’ This is penalizing teachers and educators. I mean, it is. There are so many layers of this that are outrageous, and I hope people continue to educate themselves on this because it is a bad side of politics.”
While progressives have generally opposed the mission of Florida’s parental rights legislation, many other Americans see it as a commonsense response to indoctrination in the classroom.
When I first heard about Florida’s Parental Rights bill, I was shocked it only protects children K-3. Third grade? How about 12th grade—or not at all. Meanwhile, schools are failing: 1 in 4 graduates are functionally illiterate. Parents should raise their kids, not the government pic.twitter.com/CycF8cKRh3
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) April 4, 2022
Mouseketeers have been profiteering for a long time. @GovRonDeSantis and I don’t take our marching orders from California corporate executives that want to push a radical agenda on our children. We stand on behalf of the rights of parents in Florida. pic.twitter.com/x5srN7N78V
— Jeanette Nuñez (@LtGovNunez) April 3, 2022
Florida should further protect parents rights and children by expanding the prohibition of teacher sex talk in schools to cover fully K-12 grades. The crazed, desperate reaction by the Left to protecting only young children further confirms more needs to be done. @RonDeSantisFL
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 6, 2022
"What Disney is opposing is parents receiving information from public schools that would directly affect their child's emotional, physical, and mental well-being," said Vernadette R. Broyles of Florida's Parental Rights in Education law, on Monday's "Wake Up America." pic.twitter.com/yhZDMKK2NN
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 4, 2022
Psaki’s predecessor also had a few choice words.
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who now works for Fox News, addressed the Psaki remarks during an appearance on “Hannity.”
There is a lot to cry about, namely if you want to cry about one issue in this country right now. I think the press secretary should cry about the 62 million children that do not exist that have been aborted because of Roe v. Wade, a heinous, heinous decision in this country that has exterminated about one-fifth of the United States population. So if you want to cry, don’t cry about forcing sexuality on kindergartners. That is sick. Cry about the 62 million children who can’t even go to kindergarten.
Here’s a clip of McEnany’s remarks.
Do you support the new Florida law?