Them reported, Rubio has singled out Lil Miss Hot Mess specifically in the past. In May, Rubio wrote a letter to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall asking for two children’s books written by Lil Miss Hot Mess — The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish and If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It — to be removed from the library at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.
Rubio called for the cancellation of a Drag Queen Story Hour on base as part of Pride Month, claiming that the events are “sexually-charged” and thus, inappropriate for children to attend. “These inappropriate events are extremely divisive at home for good reason; in all cases, they place young children in close proximity with adults who are intentionally and explicitly sexualized,” Rubio wrote. “As I hope you can agree, decisions over children and their bodies should be left to moms and dads serving our nation, not mediated through publicly funded propaganda on U.S.
Air Force bases.”Lil Miss Hot Mess’s comments about Hurricane Ian appear to reference the fact that Rubio did not attend a Senate vote on releasing emergency aid to Florida in the wake of the hurricane, while Sen.
Rick Scott, a fellow Florida Republican, voted against the measure. The aid to Florida was included in a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through December, which some Republicans argued should be dealt with separately, given the objections they have to the current Democratic administration’s spending priorities.Sarah Kate Ellis, the president and CEO of GLAAD, decried Rubio’s ad, saying the ad’s framing and its messaging around Drag Queen Story Hour spread misinformation and have led some right-wing activists to threaten violence against organizers and the.Read more on metroweekly.com