Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) maintains his misguided claim that parents’ concerns about public education are “crazy culture bullshit,” telling his constituents, “I’m not going to support these MAGA Republicans who are trying to cut the our schools at the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Florida levels.”
The New Jersey Democrat continued to mislead his constituents during a rally in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, last month, telling them that Florida had banned certain math textbooks “because there was a math book and they had few biographies of African-American mathematicians.”
“I guess it’s a CRT now,” he said. “You can’t find a real CRT, so you have to find something black in there. This must be the CRT’.
“And that’s how this crazy culture allows bullshit, right?” he said. “When you actually talk to people, how we apply it, what it means, it doesn’t sound as good.”
“Even if you’re one of the bigots who want to persecute LGBT people,” he continued. “In practice, that’s a crazy thing, and then that brings you back, we can just teach our kids the things they need to be successful in life and stop prosecuting our teachers and stop forcing all these culture war nonsense and support our schools like we do in the state of New Jersey?”
The Garden State Democrat continued to criticize his Republican opponent for citing the availability of child pornography in New Jersey.
“And if you look at Tom Kean Jr., if somebody’s on Twitter, they have their pinned tweet — the one they want everyone to see first. And it’s a clip of him on Fox News where he said not once, but twice, that elementary school teachers in his hometown of Westfield, New Jersey, were preparing to teach pornography to second graders,” Malinowski said.
While Tom Malinowski belittles parents and calls their concerns “made up,” parents will always be able to count on me to fight for their voice in Congress.
— Tom Kean (@KeanForCongress) April 14, 2022
Kean, then just one of several Republican challengers, has since become the Republican nominee and will face Malinowski in the November election.
Kean criticized his state’s new curriculum standards, saying, “Having curricula that includes gender identity and sexuality education and exposure to pornography for even second grade issues in any school district is wrong.”
Malinowski then took to Twitter in late April to voice his concerns about the training debate and Kean’s criticisms.
However, as Breitbart News reported, two of the books of primary concern to parents depict, both literary and more explicitly in drawings, pornography and pedophilia.
These books, Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison and Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe, have faced heavy scrutiny from parents who take issue with the graphic depictions of sex in both books, and particularly the depictions of sex between adult men and children.
“And know that to play defense would be, ‘Oh no, that’s not really true, it’s actually going to be sex education,'” Malinowski said. “But playing aggressively is, ‘When the hell are you going to bust that lie?’ Why are you lying about hard working elementary school teachers who now have people screaming at them because a politician went on TV and lied?”
“I mean, if you’re a parent of a second grader and a leader in your community said they’re teaching the second grader porn, you’d probably be a little concerned, right? I would be worried,” he continued. “But I would be very upset if I heard that the guy was lying to me. Right, so direct your anger at the politicians who lie for votes and try to lower the quality of New Jersey’s public schools.”
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New Jersey’s new education standards have upset parents, despite Malinowski’s claim.
Indeed, second graders will be taught at least radical notions of gender, as one of the state’s sample curricula says: “You can feel like you’re a boy even if you have body parts that some might tell you are.” girly ‘places’.
“Gender identity is that sense of knowing your gender. You might feel like you’re a boy, you might feel like you’re a girl,” the lesson plan states. “You can feel like you’re a boy, even if you have body parts that some might tell you are ‘girl’ parts.
“You can feel like you’re a girl even if you have body parts that some might tell you are ‘boy’ parts,” she continues. “And you might not feel like a boy or a girl, but you’re a little bit of both. No matter how you feel, you’re perfectly normal!’
It’s not the first time Malinowski has called parents’ concerns “cultural bullshit.”
As Breitbart News exclusively reported, the embattled Democrat went on an anti-parenting tirade, calling parents’ concerns “made-up cultural bullshit” coming from a “fringe movement.” After Breitbart News reported on his rant, the New Jersey Democrat canceled an education forum he was supposed to have with parents and students.
Malinowski represents a vulnerable area. Groups aligned with House Republicans, such as the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), have gone after the congressman in the past and have named his seat one of the top targets in the midterm elections.
After trying to win back the House in 2020, Republicans left Democrats with the smallest majority in modern history and gave the upper hand in the midterm elections.
For Republicans, winning the majority will require a net gain of just five seats in November, and much is on the line in both the House and Senate. Losing either could mean Democrats and President Joe Biden will have a harder time getting their agendas passed before the next presidential election.
Currently, Republicans are expected to win a majority in the House of 12 to 35 seats. Republicans hope Malinowski’s could be one of them.
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