MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said that the “dehumanization” of of LGBT children by parental rights bills put forth by some Republican governors is comparable to the war atrocities where Russian soldiers reportedly raped Ukrainian children.
Wallace made the comments on Wednesday while speaking to Bulwark writer Tim Miller about parental rights bills passed by some Republican governors to ban teachers from talking about transgender and other sexual topics in early public school education.
“And I worry that in covering [Virginia Gov.] Glen Youngkin (R) and his politics of parental choice, all the focus was on how well it worked, and even in our conversations about [Florida Gov. Ron] DeSantis (R), it’s about how well they’re serving him,” Wallace said.
“The truth is dehumanization is a tactic for politics is from war, dehumanization is a tactic, that’s being used right now, the Russians get their soldiers to rape children by dehumanizing them,” she continued emphatically.
“Dehumanization as a practice, is a tactic of war, it’s being deployed in politics, and people like you and I sometimes lose the plot, and admits its effectiveness, its, not its substance, but even the analysis of these tactics loses sight of what, of what, this speech bring us back to, which is, dehumanization has a cost right now, right now, as its deployed,” Wallace added.
“And, and, Chasten Buttigieg made this point when ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was introduced, kids will die!” she concluded.
Miller agreed with Wallace and registered no opposition to her overheated rhetoric.
“Yeah, I think that’s right,” Miller responded. “Their cruelty and inhuman behavior is inexcusable.”
Among the many reports of war crimes in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there have been some unconfirmed claims that Russian soldiers are sexually assaulting children.