Ron DeSantis makes bonkers claim about insidious 'Don't Say Gay' bill
Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has not signed the dangerous “Don’t Say Gay” bill into law yet but on Monday – six days after it went to his desk – he bragged about the soon-to-become law by saying, once he signs it, kindergarten children will not be “sexualized.”
“I can just say, as the parent of three kids that are age five and under, thank you for letting me and my wife be able to send our kids to kindergarten without them being sexualized,” he announced in Tallahassee, as WPTV reports.
Children are not being “sexualized” without the bill, but by making that claim DeSantis makes clear he is waging a culture war of the highest proportions. Last week his press secretary called opponents of the hateful legislation pedophiles and pedophile supporters.
A new ABC News/Ipsos poll taken after the Senate passed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill finds the vast majority of Americans, a strong 62%, oppose the legislation. Just 37% support it.
In fact, the only demographic that offers majority support for the bill are Republicans. Six in ten Republican voters support the bill. Just one in three (35%) of independents, and just one in five (20%) Democrats support the harmful legislation.
DeSantis, who won election in 2018 by just 32,463 votes – a 0.04 percent margin – never had a clear mandate to rule as a right-wing extremist but he’s chosen to every step of the way.
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