White House Press Sec Jen Psaki owns Fox News journalist on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law
Jen Psaki has once again shown she is the boss lady coming out fighting for LGBTQ+ kids and exposing a chinless Fox News‘s journalists question for being patently ridiculous.
In a terse exchange with Fox’s Peter Doocy, he uses the political right’s latest anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment to try and trick Psaki and it doesn’t go well. Republicans have tried to paint those against the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill as pedophiles and groomers, ‘mistakenly’ thinking that this law is to stop sex education being taught to kindergarteners which OBVIOUSLY wasn’t ever the case.
The ‘protect the children’ phrase is an age old tropes used to stir up fear, hatred and violence towards LGBTQ+ people for decades all over the world. Indeed British MP Mike Freer compared the treatment of trans people now with how gay men were conflated with pedophiles back in the 80s.
Fox’s Doocy asked: “Does the White House support that kind of classroom instruction before kindergarten?” to which Psaki fires back: “Do you have examples of schools in Florida that are teaching kindergarteners about sex education?”
“I’m just asking for the president’s opinion …” Doocy tries to say before Psaki interrupts, clearly irritated: “I think that’s a relevant question” because the law is nothing more than a “politically charged, harsh law that is putting parents and LGBTQ+ kids in a very difficult, heartbreaking circumstance.”
Watch the whole exchange below!
Fox's Doocy on "Don't Say Gay" law banning identity discussion in K-3: "Does the White House support that kind of classroom instruction before kindergarten?"— The Recount (@therecount) April 4, 2022
WH Press Sec. Psaki: "Do you have examples of schools in Florida that are teaching kindergarteners about sex education?" pic.twitter.com/MIAxWOaZWY