As part of an interview with Chris Wallace of CNN that took place on Wednesday evening, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki issued the odd claim that kindergarteners through third graders are worrying about and questioning if they are a boy or a girl.
This hot take from Psaki came just after Wallace posed the question of if parents have a right to be worried about public schools teaching small children about sex and other related topics.
“[D]on’t parents have a right to have concern?” posited Wallace. “I mean, we’re talking specifically here about teaching about sex in kindergarten through third grade. I have to say as a parent, I would have problems with that.”
Psaki fired back by claiming that the Florida Parental Rights in Education law only exists to prohibit talks on “gender identity,” not talks about sex education. She then put forth her own skewed hypothetical question, asking what would happen in Florida schools if a kid asked about a person with two moms, or if a kid stated, “I’m not sure if I’m a girl or a boy.”
“I mean, these are kids who are experiencing, you know, these moments in their lives,” claimed the spokeswoman for Old Uncle Joe.
Psaki has made her opinion quite clear about the new Florida law by criticizing it constantly. Just this week she broke down in tears while discussing the same topic in an interview on the “New Not Noise” podcast with the host Jessica Yellen. When questioned about if the Parental Rights in Education law and similar laws seen in other states were just a Republican political weapon, Psaki stated her agreement.
“[T]he political games and harsh and cruel attempts at laws, or laws that we’re seeing in some states like Florida, that is not a reflection of the country moving to oppose LGBTQ+ communities,” she claimed. “That is not what we see in data, that is not factual, and that is not where things stand. This is a political wedge issue, and an attempt to win a culture war.”
She proceeded to break down into tears for some reason when making the off claim that the law in Florida will end up with LGBTQ kids being bullied in school, despite the fact that the law only stops teachers from teaching 5-9-year old kids about gender theory.
“They’re doing that in a way that is harsh and cruel to a community of kids, especially,” stated the press secretary before beginning to seemingly tear up. “I’m going to get emotional about this issue because it’s horrible! But it’s kids who are bullied, and all these leaders are taking steps to hurt them, and hurt their lives and hurt their families! And you look at some of these laws in these states and who’s going after parents who are in loving relationships, who have kids. It’s completely outrageous! Sorry, this is an issue that makes me completely crazy.”