Attorney General says it “would be fun for the kids.”
- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel called for there to be a “drag queen in every school.”
- The state’s chief law enforcement official said of the proposed program, “That is what would be fun for the kids.”
- Nessel made her assertion during a civil rights conference in Lansing where she also claimed that there was no Critical Race Theory being taught in schools.
- “You know what’s not a problem for kids who are seeking a good education? Drag queens. Not only are they not hurting our kids, drag queens make everything better!” she said.
- “Drag queens are fun! Drag queens are entertainment! And you know what else I’ll say that was totally not poll tested? A drag queen for every school!” Nessel said as the crowd cheered and applauded. “That is what would be fun for the kids and lift them up when they are having emotional issues!”
REACTION TO NESSEL:
- Nessel, who is openly gay, did not receive a warm response to her comments, and a number of public figures spoke out against her plan.
- “‘A drag queen for every school’ is a great summation of today’s Democrat Party platform,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr.
- “This is not normal,” said Paul Cordes, chief of staff of the Michigan Republican Party. “She shouldn’t be allowed to joke this away.”
- Just days ago Tudor Dixon of Norton Shores, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, promised to sign a bill to create “severe criminal penalties for adults who involve children in drag shows.”
- “We will make Michigan the toughest state in the country on child sex abusers,” Dixon said in response to reports of drag events targeting children.