MSNBC political analyst Claire McCaskill said Wednesday on “Deadline” that hopeful 2024 Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is “well out of step” with most Americans’ views on the LGBTQ issues because they have a loved one in that group.
Guest anchor Ayman Mohideen asked, “Rapid Response Campaign Director DeSantis has tried to play down the criticism by saying the opposite Pride Month is not homophobic because, and I quote, ‘We don’t Nor would we support a month to celebrate straight people for sexual orientation. It’s unnecessary and divisive complacency,” is what we’ve heard from racists when you mean celebrating Black History Month. We don’t have a month to celebrate white history. What do these attempts to mask his homophobia really tell us about Ron DeSantis?
McCaskill said, “There are two things you need to become President of the United States that are absolutely essential. You have to have a burning desire to win because it’s really hard. And second, you have to temper that with the judgment of a leader. Now the second part is where DeSantis is AWOL. That’s such bad judgment. First, it’s clear that the only thing he’s trying to win is a head-to-head race against Donald Trump who represents a small slice of the electorate. By trying to snatch a few votes from Donald Trump to win a primary, he is digging himself such a deep hole with the rest of America that he will end up being just as ineligible as I believe Donald Trump is.
She added, “I mean most Americans love someone who is gay, trans, or lesbian. Most Americans have a loved one, they don’t want those people to be marginalized and hated and put in ugly ads like this. This is out of step with America. It’s out of step with America. So I think that shows how bad judgment he has. I think that’s another nail in the coffin for his campaign. He started this thing stuttering, and he fails every time he tries to take a step forward, he takes two steps back.
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