Hollywood star Bette Midler has accused Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of trying to “kill a bunch” of Floridians over the state’s Parental Rights in Education bill.
Midler made the bizzare claims during an outburst on Twitter while promoting the Left’s false narrative about the legislation.
Democrats and left-wing celebrities have misleadingly dubbed the Parental Rights in Education legislation the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
While joining the herd in peddling the narrative, Midler tried to claim DeSantis is using the bill to boost his election campaign.
She continued by accusing the governor of killing off Floridians during the coronavirus pandemic.
Midler’s complaints about the bill and about the COVID numbers have been loudly debunked.
Nevertheless, Midler announced to her 2 million followers:
“Ron DeSantis’ invented his ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill because it’s an election year & he wants to get his base all riled up.
“Ron, they’re easier to rile when you don’t kill a bunch of them with Covid.”
Ron DeSantis’ invented his “Don’t Say Gay” bill because it’s an election year & he wants to get his base all riled up. Ron, they’re easier to rile when you don’t kill a bunch of them with Covid.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) March 14, 2022
According to Breitbart, “Florida currently stands at 335 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people, lower than New York’s 348 deaths per 100,000.”
DeSantis defended himself on the bill to a dishonest reporter recently.
At a press conference at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, WFLA reporter Evan Donovan asked DeSantis about the Parental Rights in Education legislation and tried to push the false claims in his loaded questioning.
“Does it say that that in the bill?” DeSantis started during a press conference with Florida parents.
“I know that you support —” a reporter said.
“Does it say that in the bill?” DeSantis said.
“I’m asking —” the reporter said as DeSantis cut him off.
“I’m asking you to tell me what’s in the bill because you are pushing false narratives,” DeSantis said.
“It doesn’t matter what critics say.”
“It bans classroom instruction on sexual identity and gender orientation,” the reporter said.
“For who?” DeSantis asked.
“For grades pre-k through three,” the governor explained.
“So 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.”
“So we disabuse you of those narratives,” DeSantis said to applause.
“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.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis berated WFLA reporter Evan Donovan when he asked the Republican about the Parental Rights in Education legislation, the controversial sex education bill currently being debated in the state.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 8, 2022