In a report airing Wednesday on ABC’s “America This Morning,” the network said Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on what books children should have access to “became racy in some time” when Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) read “explicit” portions of two of the “banned books” during the hearing.
The report states: “Some Republican-led states have restricted access to certain books that children have access to. Most books contain stories about racism, sexuality, or gender identity. Florida removed nearly 400 titles last year. The hearing got racy at one point when Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy read explicit scenes from two of the banned books.
ABC did not air any portion of Kennedy reading from the books, but did air a clip of Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias (D) defending the Illinois law preventing restrictions on books to which children have access, saying what Kennedy read was “disturbing, especially coming from your mouth, it’s very disturbing” as well as excerpts from other parts of the hearing, including some of Kennedy’s other statements during the hearing.
Kennedy read passages from “All Boys Aren’t Blue” and “Gender Queer.”
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