Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan hit a fellow GOP governor on Sunday morning when he called his name Ron DeSantis for choosing a “crazy fight” with Disney over Florida’s “ridiculous” Parental Rights in Education bill, which critics have labeled the “No Gay Talk” law.
While the right-wing media have launch a self-serving moral panic against Disney for promoting a “LGBT Progressive Agenda” and Children “groomed” based on a Scam smear campaignDeSantis has essentially declared war on the House of Rats for condemning his bill, which stifles classroom discussion on LGBTQ issues.
“Disney has alienated a lot of people now,” governor MAGA said last week. “And the political influence they were used to, I think has dissipated. And the question is, why would you want special privileges in the law? And I don’t think we should.”
In an appearance on CNN’s State of the UnionHogan was asked by anchor worker Dana Bash to respond to DeSantis’ threats against Disney — the large Florida parent company — and the law itself.
“I don’t really see the details of the law, but the whole thing seems like a crazy fight,” the Maryland governor replied. “I’m not sure it has anything to do with me.”
At the same time, Hogan criticized the Florida governor for repeatedly pushing businesses and groups in the state to follow a particular political line.
“DeSantis always talks about how he was Not He’s asking businesses to do things but he’s telling the shipping lines what they have to do, he’s telling the schools what they have to do. Commission! And now want to criticize Disney for expressing how they feel about the bill,” he said.
“I mean, they have every right. We have a thing called free speech,” Hogan continued. “They can come out and say what they think. I think the bill is kind of absurd and not something that will happen in our state. “
Hogan, who used to very critical of former President Donald Trump and the MAGA wing of the Republican Partyconcluded the interview by calling on the GOP to provide a “more positive, hopeful vision for America” ahead of this year’s midterm elections.
“We have to look to the future instead of trying to tell the past and talk about, try to talk about crazy conspiracy theories,” he added. “I think the Republican Party, rather than just being a negative message against the Democrats, I think we have to have a message about what we’re going to do to try to solve the problem.”