- The Washington Times - Monday, February 3, 2020

Late-night TV host Bill Maher tore into Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren during his show Friday, saying the senator’s plan to use a transgender child to choose her education secretary is “crazy stuff” that hurts the Democratic Party.

“She wants her secretary of education to be vetted by a high school student. I’m not kidding,” the HBO host said. “Now, Obama said people just don’t want crazy stuff. Is this not crazy stuff? Is she running for president of Berkeley?

“I always worry when this stuff happens,” he continued. “I would say, there is only two teams now: Everything that happens on the left goes into the ‘blue bin.’ You’re the party of this bulls—t. You might be asked about this [during the general election].”

Ms. Warren made headlines last week after she assured Iowans that any future secretary of education would need the approval of a 9-year-old transgender child she met at CNN’s LGBTQ town hall debate last year.

“I have two qualifications that I talk about over and over for my secretary of education,” she told a Cedar Rapids audience. “The first: It has to be someone who’s taught in a public school, hello? And part two, because it came from a young trans person who asked about a welcoming community and I said it starts with a secretary of education who has a lot to do with where we spend our money, with what gets advanced in our public schools, with what the standards are, and I said, ‘I’m going to have a secretary of education that this young trans person interviews on my behalf.’”

The Massachusetts Democrat then added: “Only if this person believes that our Secretary or Secretary of Education nominee is absolutely committed to creating a welcoming environment, a safe environment, and a full educational curriculum for everyone will that person actually be advanced to be Secretary of Education.”

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