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In a bizarre tirade, Newsmax’s Greg Kelly went from defending Donald Trump’s call for the “termination” of the Constitution to saying that drag queens reading books to other people’s children is a violation of their constitutional rights.
“How about drag queens reading to kids in schools?” he said. “I think that’s a violation of my constitutional rights, even if it’s not my child.”
Kelly was discussing a message Trump posted on his Twitter clone, Truth Social.
“Do you throw out the results of the 2020 presidential election and declare the LEGIT WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?” Trump wrote last weekend. “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows the termination of all rules, regulations and articles, including those found in the Constitution.”
Trump was angry that Twitter deleted information posted from the laptop of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, including a nude photo of Hunter Biden, which he believed somehow cost him the 2020 election.
Instead of defending the Constitution, Kelly said the Constitution is flawed because it doesn’t allow election results to be overturned because content is moderated by social media companies.
“So there’s really no provision in the Constitution if you find out there was massive fraud, and maybe the person in the White House doesn’t belong there,” he said. “How do you fix that? Did you set up a new system? Are you preparing new elections? Do you wait two and a half years, three years until the next election?
“You know, we do do things unconstitutional all the time,” he continued. “I don’t like, for the most part, when it happens. Like, for two years, we were all told we had to stay home and we had no choice.”
“Was that in the Constitution? What about this woman who was arrested for going to Arby’s and she wouldn’t wear her mask? So is it in the Constitution that you have to wear a mask when you go out to lunch? I don’t think that’s in the Constitution.”
Most crimes are not mentioned in the Constitution, and somehow the laws have been enforced for centuries in the US.
Then he turned to drag queens. Instead of saying that because there is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits them from reading to children so they can’t be detained, to be in line with his earlier example about Arby’s mask policy, he said that drag queens who read to children violate their constitutional rights.
He did not cite any part of the Constitution that he believes is being violated. Instead, he showed a photo of a fully clothed drag queen reading to a child.
“How about drag queens reading to kids in schools? I think that’s a violation of my constitutional rights, even if it’s not my child,” Kelly said. “So, there are a lot of things that happened outside of the Constitution. And some are very, very bad. And some have the support of RINO everywhere.”
Newsmax’s Greg Kelly: “How about drag queens reading to kids in schools? I think that’s a violation of my constitutional rights, even if it’s not my child.” pic.twitter.com/wiPl4VYlTH
—Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) December 6, 2022
Drag storytimes have faced attacks across the country. and armed right-wing protesters show up outside events with children in several states every week. Drag performers are hiring armed security and using metal detectors when they act due to threats of violence.
Conservatives who once justified Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law by saying it’s your right as parents to raise your kids the way you want, including preventing your kids from hearing that LGBTQ+ people exist, are attacking other parents who bring their children at age -proper drag shows as if they believe, as Kelly does, that a drag queen reading to someone else’s children is a violation of her constitutional rights.
Last year, Kelly attacked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, saying he’s “obviously participating in being gay” and treating it “almost like a full-time job.”
“I couldn’t care less,” Kelly said.