The Washington Examiner reported that Virginia Republican Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears recently clashed with HBO host Bill Maher over whether drag queens are giving lap dances to school children.
While Maher mockingly dismissed that idea, Sears' supporters were able to prove that she was right.
"I’m a parent. I’m a parent all day. I get to decide what happens in my child’s life. Not you. Not you. Not the government," the Examiner quoted Sears as saying about school drag shows.
"Not anybody. I don’t co-parent. I had this child. I’m responsible for this child. Anything happens to Little Johnny, you’re calling me as you should," Sears continued.
"If I don’t want my child given lap dances at school by a drag queen, I don’t want it done. That’s happening," she said.
Maher later expressed skepticism about the lieutenant governor's claim about drag performances, scoffing, "I'm not sure about lap dances."
While Sears insisted that the practice is "happening," the HBO host continued to cast doubt, saying, "There is drag queen story hour. There are definitely drag queens reading to children."
When the Republican official warned that drag queens "are doing pole dances," Maher responded, "I'm sure anything happens somewhere, but this is not a common thing. ... I've seen where a child was taken to a pub — which is not right either... but I've never seen it happen in a school."
He later added, "Well, I don't have kids so I don't hear about this. No one comes home and says, 'Daddy, I had a great lap dance.' It's not happening.'"
Left-wing Twitter users mocked Sears' claim that children are being subjected to lap dances by drag queens. They included Bulwark senior editor Jim Swift, who called Sears "an embarrassment to Virginia."
However, supporters of the Virginia lieutenant governor quickly shot back by posting news stories which prove that the phenomenon is happening.
Except it happened. https://t.co/38e5aMCBgO
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) April 1, 2023
The New York Post reported last week that children as young as 14 were brought to a drag performance at Forsyth Technical Community College in North Carolina.
Video footage showed a teenage girl being straddled by a drag performer as she sat on a chair. According to the Post, controversy surrounding the event has led the school to revise its rules around drag shows for minors.