Joe Scarborough took some time to crack jokes about gay Republicans in the Senate on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” after discussion of Florida’s investigation of a teacher who showed her students the Disney film “Strange World,” which features a gay character.Scarborough began with Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill, known by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” which has Jenna Barbee is under investigation for potentially violating after she showed her class the film about environmentalism.
Scarborough mocked the media reaction to the bill, which at first only applied to kindergarten through third grade for limiting sex education.
But with the bill expanded to high school students, Scarborough asked when parents expected sex education for their kids.Rev.
Al Sharpton shared that he didn’t have to go to a drag show to meet gay people. He met them through church. Scarborough took the opportunity to bring Republican senators into the conversation.“By the way, you want to meet some gay people?” he said with a smirk.Sharpton warned him not to say it.“Go to the Republican caucus meeting in the United States Senate!” Scarborough blurted out, causing Brzezinski to sigh “Oh, Joe.”But the “Morning Joe” host didn’t explicitly name any politicians.“I’m just saying, they are throughout the Republican Party in South Carolina!