Transporation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says Florida’s new parental rights law will cause children to die

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg exposed himself as alarmingly ignorant when it comes to the substance of Florida’s recently-enacted parental rights bill, declaring on Friday that he believes the law will ultimately result in children’s deaths, as the Daily Wire reports.

The comments from Buttigieg, the first openly gay Cabinet member in the nation’s history, came during an appearance on ABC’s The View and were in response to questions from show co-host Ana Navarro and revealed not just his apparent penchant for hyperbole, but also a gross misunderstanding of what is contained in the legislation itself.

Lethal legislation?

While sitting with members of the notoriously liberal panel, Buttigieg was asked by show co-host Ana Navarro about the measure liberals pejoratively and inaccurately refer to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law, which prevents public school instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in grades K-3, and whether he agreed with his husband, teacher Chasten Buttigieg, who recently claimed that its provisions would end up killing children.

Navarro awkwardly introduced her line of questioning to the high-ranking Biden administration official by saying, “And, you know, as a politician because this strikes you as, you know, your husband is a teacher. You are obviously LGBTQ yourself, and you are now a parent. So how do you feel?”

Siding with the stance taken by his husband, Buttigieg replied, “Yeah, he’s right, and I think every law ought to be judged for the effect it’s going to have on real people in real life.”

The Transportation secretary then went on to assail what he sees as some of the underlying motivations for the legislation, adding, “And I get the political reasons why they’re doing this. By the way, some of those political reasons is, they don’t have a plan on anything else, right? They don’t have a plan on dealing with inflation or dealing with gas prices or dealing with the issues of…,” before Navarro began offering her own opinions of why the law was passed.

Twisting the facts

Buttigieg proceeded to reveal either his ignorance or his willingness to deliberately misrepresent the truth about the law’s contents by saying, “I think about it and Chasten and I talk about this a lot. If our kids were in a classroom in a state where one of these laws passed” and wondering aloud whether they would be able to discuss their weekend activities as a family with two fathers.

“Is the teacher supposed to, you know, a high school teacher supposed to go through every book and make sure that if there’s ever a picture of a married couple in those books they tear out any page where it isn’t a straight couple? Is this what we’re asking teachers to do?” he asked, despite the basic fact that the law does not pertain to students beyond third grade. WATCH:

Truth prevails

Despite attempts from Democrats such as Buttigieg to mislead the American public about what Florida’s Parental Rights in Education achieves, that state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, has held firm in his stance that mothers and fathers “have every right to be informed about services offered to their child at school and should be protected from schools using classroom instruction to sexualize their kids as young as 5 years old.”

Indeed, according to recent polling from Public Opinion Strategies, a whopping 61% of registered U.S. voters who took the time to read the language of the law agreed with DeSantis, with significant support registered for the measure from members of all political affiliations, as the Washington Times noted.

As Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jeanette Nunez said late last month, the state’s new law has been “maliciously maligned by those who prefer slogans and sound bites over substance and common sense,” but fortunately, when given the facts, Americans in large numbers are coming down on the side of parents and their simple desire for public schools free from leftist political indoctrination.

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