Navarro, herself no stranger to controversy, made the suggestion as the group had a debate over sex education in schools. Host Abbie Huntsman–one of the more conservative panelists on the show–suggested that children of various ages should have comprehensive and frank sex education in schools. Then Navarro chimed in.
“I expect the conversation you have with a kid in fourth grade is different than a conversation you have with a 13-year-old,” Navarro said. “But we also have to admit that today’s day, and what kids are exposed to from a very early age, is very different than what some of us grew up with.”
Huntsman agreed and noted that her home state of Utah has an enormous consumption of porn online, despite being one of the most conservative states in the nation. She blamed that porn consumption on a lack of sex education; in other words, that people needed to satisfy their curiosity somehow.
Co-host Joy Behar noted that some politicians wanted to remove mention of homosexuality from sex education. That set Navarro off.
“Let me tell you something,” Navarro declared. “Everybody that comes out against homosexuality’s got stuff going on.”
Navarro, despite calling herself a Republican, has fiercely defended LGBTQ rights in the past. She has also criticized the Trump administration for its policies, including those harmful to LGBTQ Americans.
Have a look. The discussion begins around the 19-minute mark.