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NextImg:Winsome Sears spars with Bill Maher over drag debate: 'Bill, you gotta read more.'

Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears (R-VA) told HBO host Bill Maher that he needed to "read more" on the debate over drag queen story hours and drag performances for children.

"Bill, you gotta read more," Sears told Maher in a panel discussion Friday night on his show Real Time with Bill Maher.

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Maher's panel discussion with Sears and Tablet magazine columnist James Kirchick explored how schools were insisting "there is no such thing as sex," and it's become a "social contagion" and "trendy" to push the transgender issue.

Sears then explained her stance on the pressure of the transgender issue being put on children in schools and specifically pointed to drag queen story hours and live drag performances with minors in the audience.

"I’m a parent. I’m a parent all day. I get to decide what happens in my child’s life," Sears said. "Not you. Not you. Not the government. Not anybody. I don’t co-parent. I had this child. I’m responsible for this child. Anything happens to Little Johnny, you’re calling me as you should."

The audience applauds Sears.

"If I don’t want my child given lap dances at school by a drag queen, I don’t want it done. That’s happening," she said.

Kirchick interjected, "But do you think the state should have a right to interfere?"

"I'm talking about as a parent. Forget the state. I'm talking about as a parent, this is what happens to my child," she said.

"I'm not sure about lap dances," Maher scoffed.

"It's happening. Did you see it?" she asked the HBO host.

"There is drag queen story hour. There are definitely drag queens reading to children," Maher interrupted.

"There are drag queens that are doing pole dances," she said.

"In school?" Maher asked Sears.

"Bill, you gotta read more," Sears responded.

"I guess I do," Maher laughed.

Maher added, "I'm sure anything happens somewhere, but this is not a common thing. ... I've seen where a child was taken to a pub — which is not right either. ... but I've never seen it happen in a school."

"First of all, so few schools have poles," he quipped.

"They take them to libraries," she said.

"These things are happening in the libraries? Oh my God," Maher laughed.

Sears told Maher he needed "to get out more."

"Well, I don't have kids so I don't hear about this. No one comes home and says, 'Daddy, I had a great lap dance.' It's not happening,'" Maher said.

There has been a push across several states to ban adult drag performances with underage attendees.

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A judge blocked a Tennessee ban on drag queen performances with minors in the audience on Friday.

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-AK) signed into law a bill restricting adult-oriented performances with minors in February, and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been stripping venues of their liquor licenses for holding drag performances with minors in the audience.