(WATCH) Jen Psaki Says Not Teaching 5-Year-Olds About Gender Identity Is ‘A Form Of Bullying’ (VIDEO)

Jen Psaki, Biden’s Press Secretary, alleged that Florida’s bill, which would ban education on gender identity and sexual orientation in the grades Pre-K through 3rd grade, was “a form of bullying.”

Paski said Wednesday that the bill, nicknamed by critics the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, was “horrific.”


One reporter questioned Psaki on Biden’s homophobic past:

“The Florida bill that just passed restricting the speaking about — of homosexuality and gender identity up to third grade. In 1994 when many of us were in school, President Biden actually voted for a much broader restriction that banned federal funds from being used for, quote, ‘the promotion of homosexuality as a positive lifestyle alternative.’ Why did he do that? And can you explain how his thinking has evolved over the years?”

Psaki defended Biden, and spoke out against the Florida bill, saying, “A bill like this, that would discriminate against families, against kids, put these kids in the position of not getting the support they need at a time where that’s exactly what they need. It’s discriminatory. It’s a form of bullying. It is horrific. I mean, the president has spoken to that.”

She disregarded Biden’s policies from the 90s and went on to attack Florida legislators, claiming they passed this legislation out of “meanness.”

“I think the most important question now is why are Florida leaders deciding they need to discriminate against kids who are members of the LGBTQI community? What prompts them to do that? Is it meanness? Is it wanting to make kids have more difficult times in school and in their communities? I would pose that question to them and we can talk about it more tomorrow.”

Governor DeSantis’ spokeswoman Christina Pushaw reacted to Psaki’s comments, saying, “The word ‘gay’ does not appear in the parental rights bill. It has nothing to do with LGBT content specifically; it’s about protecting young children from ALL inappropriate sexual content and gender theory instruction. It is the sole right of the parents to discuss those topics.”

As The Scoop reported earlier this week, DeSantis blew up on a reporter who labeled the bill as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill:

WFLA reporter Evan Donovan challenged DeSantis at a news conference on Monday about “what critics call the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.”

“Does it say that in the bill?” DeSantis asked. “Does it say that in the bill?”

Donovan began to respond before DeSantis interrupted and said, “I’m asking what’s in the bill because you are pushing false narratives. It doesn’t matter what critics say.”

Donovan then attempted to quote the bill’s text before DeSantis interrupted him a second time. Donovan was replying, “It says ‘Classroom instruction on sexual identity and gender orientation.’”

Desantis jumped in and said, “For who? For grades pre-K through three, no five-year-olds, six-year-olds, seven-year-olds. And the idea that you wouldn’t be honest about that and tell people what it actually says, it’s why people don’t trust people like you because you peddle false narratives. And so we just disabused you of those narratives.”

“And we’re going to make sure that parents are able to send their kid to kindergarten without having some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum,” DeSantis continued.

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