Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany laid into current President Joe Biden’s current Press Secretary Jen Psaki, mocking her for crying over Florida’s recently-passed Parental Rights in Education law.
Psaki, who has vocally opposed the law since before it passed, broke down during a recent appearance on Jessica Yellin’s “News Not Noise” podcast.
Psaki on Florida’s anti-groomer law:
“I’m going to get emotional about this issue because it’s horrible … This is an issue that makes me completely crazy.” pic.twitter.com/q0UvB5wcET
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Referring to the law as a politically-charged attempt to make gains in the culture war, Psaki, fighting back tears, argued that states were “doing that in a way that is harsh and cruel to a community of kids, especially. 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!”
She went on to falsely claim that the law — which bans classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation through the third grade — would prevent children from discussing their home lives if they lived in a family that had two moms or two dads.
McEnany discussed Psaki’s comments on Tuesday’s broadcast of “Hannity” on Fox News, and she argued that there were a great many other things more worthy of tears than a law banning gender-identity classes for kindergarteners.
“Why is there this imperative to – we’re talking about kids from kindergarten, first, second, and third grade – to talk about transgenderism and sexuality at all? Especially because we spend more money per student with the worst results in reading, writing, math, science, and computers, why don’t we focus on the basics?” host Sean Hannity asked.
“Exactly, Sean. The left has a sick obsession with our children,” McEnany replied, adding, “When my daughter goes to school, I don’t want her learning about those things.”
McEnany went on to suggest that if Psaki wanted something to cry about, she need look no further than the number of Americans who have died of COVID-19 since President Biden took office — even with multiple vaccines available — or the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Kayleigh McEnany to Jen Psaki: “If you wanna 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.” 👏🔥
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“Namely, if you wanna 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,” McEnany continued. “So if you wanna 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.”