Jen Psaki Tells Chris Wallace Kindergartners Are Questioning If They’re ‘A Girl Or A Boy’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki answers questions during the daily briefing April 20, 2022 in Washington, DC
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During an interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace that aired Wednesday evening, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that kindergarteners through third graders are questioning whether they are a girl or a boy. 

Psaki’s comment came after Wallace asked her if parents have a right to be concerned with public school teaching young children about sexual topics. 

“[D]on’t parents have a right to have concern?” Wallace asked. “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 responded by claiming the Florida Parental Rights in Education law is about prohibiting “gender identity” discussions, not sex education. She then posed a hypothetical, asking what would happen in Florida schools if a child asked about someone having two moms, or if a child said, “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,” the Biden spokeswoman said.

Psaki is making it a habit to criticize the new Florida law. Earlier this week, she broke down in tears while discussing the same topic with “New Not Noise” podcast host Jessica Yellen. When asked if the Parental Rights in Education law and similar legislation in other states is a political weapon for Republicans, Psaki agreed. 

“[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 said. “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 then broke down in tears when making a bizarre suggestion that the Florida law will result in LGBTQ children being bullied in schools, even though the law simply prevents teachers from instructing 5- to 9-year-olds on gender theories. 

“They’re doing that in a way that is harsh and cruel to a community of kids, especially,” the press secretary said as she began to cry. “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.”

It should be noted that the Florida law does not prohibit children from talking about their two moms or wondering about gender identity. 

The Daily Wire’s Mary Margaret Olohan has extensively covered what’s in the Florida law, writing, “The legislation heavily focuses on parental notification and parental awareness of what children are being taught or exposed to in school.” 

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