Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is emerging as one of the top GOP candidates to challenge Joe Biden in 2024.
One of the reasons for DeSantis’ rise in popularity is his willingness to take on Big Media.
And in his latest press conference, he owned one trifling reporter with one simple question.
On Tuesday, the Florida State Senate passed the Parental Rights in Education legislation.
The House has already passed the bill.
It now will move to Governor DeSantis to be signed into law.
At a recent press conference, reporters were trying to shout down and grill DeSantis over the passage of a parental rights bill prohibiting the teaching of woke propaganda in early elementary school.
The Fake News Media has called the legislation, the “Don’t Say Gay” bill – despite the word “gay” not being found anywhere in the bill.
But Gov. DeSantis isn’t one to let so-called journalists push him around.
The Sunshine State Governor pushed back at the reporters by simply asking them if they’ve read the bill.
— Evan Donovan (@EvanDonovan) March 7, 2022
Evan Donovan of NBC News Tampa – who in headlines labels the legislation the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” – interrupts to ask the Governor if he supported the Parental Rights in Education bill.
In their coverage, NBC Tampa repeatedly reports “critics” of the soon-to-be Florida law call it the “Don’t Say Gay Bill.”
Take a wild guess what Donovan called the bill in his question to the Governor.
You got it, “Don’t Say Gay Bill.”
“Does it say that in the bill,” DeSantis questioned back. “Does it say that in the bill? I’m asking you to tell me what’s in the bill, because you are pushing false narratives. It doesn’t matter what critics say.”
Donovan then reads from one part of the bill text, stating it bans classroom instruction on sexual identity and gender orientation.
However, Governor DeSantis had an important follow-up question.
“For who,” DeSantis asked. “For pre-K through grade three. So, five-year-olds, six-year-olds, seven-year-olds.”
The Governor then pointed out the history of the media trying to distort the truth for political gains for their allies on the Left.
“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,” DeSantis opined. “Because you peddle false narratives, and so we disabuse you of those narratives.”
No matter what supposed journalists think about it, Ron DeSantis is continuing to fight for Florida families.
“We’re going to make sure that parents can send their kids to Kindergarten without having some of this stuff injected into the school curriculum,” DeSantis said.
While Big Media focuses exclusively on the ban of sexual instruction for 5–7-year-olds, the main focus of the bill is all about parental rights.
The legislation specifies procedures schools must follow in relation to parents.
Once it becomes law, schools will have to notify parents of changes to their child’s emotional or physical health or well-being – and parents will have the right to refuse consent for any health care services offered by the school.
Schools will also be required to obtain parental permission for any health screening or wellness questionnaire.
It also will prohibit schools from encouraging students to keep information from parents.
And it allows parents access to their child’s school records.