‘The art of deflection…’ Twitter dogpiles Chuck Schumer’s sky-is-falling take on parental rights bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is mimicking Chicken Little once again over the recently passed House Republicans’ Parents’ Bill of Rights Act, vowing that it will not “see the light of day here in the Senate” and calling it “Orwellian to the core.”

The New York Times breathlessly ran a subheadline that claimed the bill would “require schools to obtain parental consent to honor a student’s request to change gender-identifying pronouns,” as if somehow that’s a bad thing.

The Republican-sponsored bill passed the House on Friday and is on its way to the Senate where Schumer has vowed to kill it.

“This MAGA House Republican school control bill is Orwellian to the core. It will not see the light of day here in the Senate,” he tweeted, ironically displaying massive projection while doing so.

“A divided House on Friday approved legislation that would mandate that schools make library catalogs and curriculums public, and that they obtain parental consent before honoring a student’s request to change their gender-identifying pronouns, part of a Republican effort to wring political advantage from a raging debate over contentious social issues,” The New York Times reported.

“The bill, approved almost entirely along party lines on a vote of 213 to 208, is a centerpiece of the Republican agenda that its sponsors call[ed] the Parents Bill of Rights Act,” it added. “It has no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate or being signed by President Biden, whose advisers say it endangers transgender children without actually supporting parents.”

The leftist media outlet then reported on how rightwing the bill is, trying to show how radical the GOP has made it and instead, highlighting the fact that it gives the power back to the parents, which is what many Americans want.

“Its passage reflected the latest bid by House Republicans to focus on topics that animate the right-wing base by promoting what they cast as common-sense changes that could appeal to voters across the ideological spectrum. Republican proponents describe the bill as a measure ‘to ensure the rights of parents are honored and protected in the nation’s public schools,’ and argue that the goal is to provide students the best learning experience possible,” the outlet continued.

“Sending a child to public school does not terminate parental rights at the door,” Representative Erin Houchin (R-Ind.) told the Old Gray Lady. “It gives power back to parents.”

Of course, the news outlet then trotted out the old “book banning” false allegation and decried how it discriminates against those confused about their gender.

“Democrats argue instead that the bill could create a legal basis for censorship in schools and book bans, and would create divisions based on sexual orientation and gender identity. During debate on the House floor this week, some Democrats dubbed the legislation the ‘Politics Over Parents Act,’ calling it extreme and a vehicle to bring political battles over social issues into classrooms while attempting to codify parental rights that already exist,” the New York Times stated.

“This bill does not give parents any more rights than they already have,” Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) told the outlet. She went on to say it provided a “one size fits all approach across the country, assuming the size that fits is a right wing straight jacket.”

Schumer was royally dragged on Twitter for his dishonest description of the bill:

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