The Washington Post Columnist Jonathan Capehart joined PBS News Hour On Friday host Judy Woodruff launched all sorts of Straman attacks against the “horrible” and “horrible” agenda coming from Republican governors and state legislators across the country.
Woodruff asked Capehart about Florida Governor Ron Descentis and “what they call the Don’t Gay Act, the Stop Walk Act – talking about race at school – about the 15-week abortion bill.” It’s – it’s a conservative template, and I’m guessing the question is, is it like a Republican playbook for the future, nationally?
“They?” Who? Republicans don’t call it the “Den She Gay Act.” But Woodruff’s mis-framing was nothing compared to Kephart’s. After announcing that it would be a national playbook for Republicans, Cape Hart retweeted: “Republican governors and lawmakers are showing what conservative leadership looks like and, quite frankly, it’s disgusting. It’s horrible. Don’t say that gay bill is going to hurt LGBTQ kids and their families.” ”
Capehart began by misrepresenting the details of the bills in question: “The Stop Walk Act to protect against discomfort and pain, from allowing white children to learn about the true history of our country, when no one cares about black children. Those – those – in the classroom who are learning the false or sadly inadequate history of this country. “
Returning to his frustration with Texas, Cape Hart suggested that children are mature enough to choose their own gender, “What is happening in Florida looks like a child’s play … in Texas, where the governor received gender-assured care is considered child abuse.” And now parents are investigating who are trying to provide gender-guaranteed care for their trans children. “
To make matters worse, in Idaho, Judy, they are taking an extra step and now following the Texas anti-abortion template, which has made it a crime to provide for parents – try to find sex-confirming care for their trans babies outside of Idaho. “
Finally, Cape Hart turned his attention to Missouri: “Again, using the Texas template, you say you can’t have an abortion after a certain period of time, but then someone makes it a crime to try to get it.” Services that can’t get it in Missouri make it a crime if they go out of state, out of state. “
Cape Hart concludes by announcing that Republicans “talk a lot about freedom and choice, and for that – for – you know, their elements, but, quite honestly, if their elements are not white, masculine, gay, or heterosexual.” There is no place for anyone like that in their kingdom. “
Cape Heart’s longtime Dietrib took time from fellow panelist, freelance writer Gary Abarnath, who was more moderate. He ended the section by accusing Republicans of passing “political” bills that may have solved problems that probably did not exist, but warned third and lower graders against overreaching critics, saying they would not be able to talk about sexual orientation and gender politics. .
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Here is a transcript of the March 11 show:
PBS News Hour
7:40 PM ET
Judy Woodruff: There’s only a little time left, but I want to ask you both what is going on in Florida, Jonathan, and that’s what Governor Ron Dynthesis is pushing for, the Republican-controlled legislature is now giving him a Don’t Say Gay Act, the Stop Walk Act. – Which, of course, is a very conservative move, rather than a 15-week abortion bill. This-this is a conservative template, and I’m guessing the question is, is it like a Republican playbook for the future, nationally?
Jonathan Caphart: Well, yes, because it’s playing nationally as we speak, Judy. When Iowa Governor Reynolds responded to President Biden’s State of the Union address, he said, among other things, Republican governors and lawmakers are showing what conservative leadership looks like and, quite frankly, it looks disgusting. It’s horrible. Don’t say gay bills are going to hurt LGBTQ kids and their families
The Stop Walk Act, to protect white children from learning about the true history of our country, to protect them from discomfort and pain, when no one cares about those black children – in those classrooms that are learning a lie or sadly inadequately. The history of this country, and what is happening in Florida looks like a child’s play, what they are doing, what they are doing. Investigators are trying to provide gender-assisted care for their trans babies.
And in Idaho, Judy, they are going an extra step and now following the Texas anti-abortion template, making it a crime for parents to pay – try to find care to ensure sex for their trans children outside of Idaho.
And in Missouri, it’s not LGBTQ, but it’s about abortion– about. Again, using the Texas template to say that you-you– can’t get an abortion after a certain period of time, but then try to get services that aren’t available in Missouri, makes it a crime if they go out of state, out of state . This is the template that Governor Desantis is following, which Republican governors are following, and one that they really talk a lot about freedom and choice and for that – for that, you know, their material, but, quite honestly, if Their elements are not white, masculine, Sisgender, heterosexual but it seems there is no place for anyone like them in their kingdom.