Monday, during his regularly scheduled appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) emphasized the importance of the Alabama Legislature taking a position and possible action in the public library controversy.

Some communities' residents object to public libraries and their willingness to include objectionable content in children and young adult collections.

"That's what the left and the 'woke community' is trying to do — they're trying to turn everything around and trying to make it look like everything that the normal or right people are making an issue over nothing," Stringer said. "But, in fact, it is. It is a stance we have got to make a stand on. We have got to stand up for our children and make sure that these different grounds are not being able to convert or transition my kid at school or the library to believe in all of that nonsense is normal because it is not."

The Mobile County Republican dismissed claims his remarks were made as part of an effort to gain a political or electoral advantage.

"I am representing the people of my district, District 102, and these are issues and concerns to them," Stringer added. "My constituents are tired of elected officials not standing for what's right, not standing up for the values of their districts and our communities. It is time we take a stand and do that — whether it be with [libraries] or protecting our Second Amendment rights or First Amendment rights. We have got to stand up. We took an oath to the Constitution. We have got to stand up for that and our constituents."

Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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