During a debate regarding an amendment to a financial omnibus bill in the Minnesota state Senate, Sen. Nathan Wesenberg (R) told the chamber he calls 911 to report drag shows.
“I had talked to my sheriff and other sheriffs about some of the drag shows that have been going on and they said that- and when I showed them the videos of the ones that happened in Duluth and Minneapolis, there were drag queens accepting money from minors.”
“Now I have called 911 and I have reported this as child abuse. And if that were to happen in my county, they would go and do that, so we cannot be accepting…Drag queens cannot be accepting money from minors. It’s on video. That’s disgusting and wrong and immoral and we could go down the list.”
GOP State Sen. Nathan Wesenberg says he called 911 to report drag shows to the police.
You can't make this stuff up. #mnleg pic.twitter.com/WBpryumphA
— Brian Evans (@BriInMN) April 17, 2023
Wesenberg doesn’t explain exactly what is illegal or immoral about a minor handing a tip to a drag queen. He also doesn’t explain in what context this may (or may not) have happened.
Wesenberg previously gained attention when he called COVID-19 vaccines “death shots.”
In all honesty, I’ve never seen a police report about a drag queen molesting a child. But we see reports on a nearly-daily basis of church leaders admitting to inappropriate behavior with minors. So would teaching a child to put money in an offering plate be “grooming?”
Folks on Twitter also wondered about Wesenberg calling 911 to report crimes that don’t exist.
Sounds like admitting breaking laws. Improper use of 911 and filing false police report.
— Michael Joseph Murray (@AngelInvestorOG) April 18, 2023
I’m going to report churches to the police. Children are giving them money to be molested. 🤷♀️
— Dr. Ginny McDonald (@GinnyMcDonald8) April 18, 2023
Children putting money into an offering plate at church is child abuse and financial manipulation. I’m calling 911.
— redheadoftheresistance (@redheadsresist) April 17, 2023
What is the punishment for reporting false crimes to 911 in MN? Oh, that’s right, it’s a misdemeanor.
Do it twice: a gross misdemeanor. pic.twitter.com/QrAZUXOMQk
— Nathan Campbell (@manhattanginj) April 17, 2023
if he asked nicely, I’m sure one of those queens would teach him how to apply and secure a wig
— Adam (@aschu94) April 17, 2023
New Minnesota senator calls COVID-19 vaccines a ‘death shot’ at Capitol rally https://t.co/TGGVQhCfIR via @mnreformer
— Winter Storm (@AShoutOutfromMN) April 17, 2023