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Ana Navarro said that firearms pose a greater danger to children than drag queens on Monday in a rant about how the Republican Party has gone "crazy" on ABC's "The View."
She started off by comparing Republican-led states to dictatorships like Cuba and North Korea after co-host Sara Haines claimed some states that have enacted pro-life laws want to ban women from traveling out-of-state to obtain an abortion.
"That's the kind of stuff that happens in Cuba, that's the kind of stuff that happens in North Korea, where they don't let people travel out of those countries," Navarro said.
Though individual lawmakers have floated abortion-related travel restrictions and some pro-life groups have proposed model legislation, no state has advanced a bill that would prohibit women from leaving to obtain an abortion in another state. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in his concurring opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, signaled that such an act by a state legislature would be flatly unconstitutional.
Ironically, Navarro went on to accuse the Republican Party of manufacturing outrage over fake issues.
“I think the party’s gone crazy, frankly, to tell you the truth because, you know, and I think what they’ve decided to do is manufacture — because these are manufactured culture wars. They are not real issues. As Billy Porter said here on Friday, the issue is gone. The change has happened when it comes to LGBTQ rights," she said.
Continuing, she blasted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for filing a complaint with R House, a Miami restaurant, for hosting a drag show in the presence of children. DeSantis accused the restaurant of "lewd activity" and threatened to have the state pull its liquor license last week.
"In Florida, I can’t even comprehend. This is a state where we have a housing crisis and an insurance crisis. This is a state where we have a climate crisis, and instead, Ron DeSantis is focusing on drag queens," Navarro said.
She continued, "So listen. Yes, do I think a 5-year-old should be at a drag show? No, but you know what? If you are for parental choice when it comes to your kid wearing a mask to school, if you are for parental choice when it comes to your kid learning about slavery and learning the true history of this country, then why in the hell can’t you be about parental choice on whether you take your kid to a drag show or not?”
"Listen, I looked at the top causes of endangerment for children, of children’s death — it’s firearms, it’s car accidents, it’s drownings. It is not drag queens. I’ve yet to see a kid that dies from being exposed to a drag queen,” she concluded.
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