An alleged “key” Republican has criticized Ron DeSantis’ attacks on Disney, arguing that it will backfire, according to Newsweek. Congressman Greg Steube, who endorsed Trump, sits on the newly constructed Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government after Republicans have observed the partisanship of the ever-increasing bureaucracy that grew under Obama.
Steube claimed that Democrats are weaponizing the government to pursue their progressive agenda and largely agreed with DeSantis on Disney carrying out a “woke” agenda. But contrary to the Florida governor, Steube does not think that retaliating against the company is a smart strategy because of potential lawsuits against the state.
After DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act that prohibited teachers from talking about gender identity and other inappropriate matters to children below the fourth grade, LGBTQ+ advocates dubbed it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Disney followed suit, which prompted DeSantis to revoke its self-governing status.
Steube said that he agreed with the governor that Disney should pay taxes like everyone else, but ultimately disagreed with the way DeSantis is going about it. He suggested that the proper way is to go through channels of filing bills, but now it looks like a “cat and mouse game.” He concluded that Disney is a private company and can do whatever they want, which includes being “woke.” Steube said that they will have to face the American public and if people do not like it then they can just cancel Disney+ like he did.
The congressman’s perspective is not exactly the most popular method of governing that conservatives today prefer. Some argue that power is relative and conservatives must learn to wield it the same way those on the left do, which is without apology.
“The right wing has failed the ‘voting with your feet’ attitude with streaming platforms that do not share their values,” writes American Pigeon.