Whether it’s the Alabama Department of Archives and History, local libraries or Space Camp, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said Republicans must push back on liberal ideology invading Alabama’s institutions.

Last week Huntsville's on “Rightside Radio,” Elliott discussed how to keep these organizations accountable by making them answerable to the people.

“That ideology that liberals favor oftentimes finds its way into these executive director positions, and whether that’s in the local library board or if that’s an executive director of Alabama Archives and History, or other places throughout our government,” he told host Phil Williams.

“It’s something we got to be cognizant of and wary of and make sure that we have oversight boards that are accountable back to the legislators, to the executive branch, ultimately to the people to make sure that we keep a check on what’s happening in these institutions," Elliott added. "And your Alabama Legislature is absolutely doing that this session."

When it comes to Space Camp, which already has a commission with members of the state legislature it’s accountable to, Elliott said those in charge need to ensure that hiring practices and programming reflect Alabama’s values.

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“This isn’t New York. This isn’t California. This isn’t Oregon. This is Alabama, and if you think for one second that you’re going to get away with some of the programming that we’ve seen, some of the content we’ve seen, or some of the employees — you’re just not,” he said. “It’s not going to work here in Alabama. That message needs to come down from the top… If the top’s not conveying that message, then the top needs to be changed out.”

Elliott said that’s why he filed two bills in the State Senate this session, one dealing with how members of the Archives and History are appointed after it hosted a controversial LGBTQ event last year and one allowing city councils to remove local library board members due to widespread issues with sexually explicit children’s books.

“I don’t want to be messing with Space Camp," he explained. "I don’t want to be messing with the Alabama Department of Archives and History, and I don’t want to be messing with libraries. If they would just quit doing this crazy stuff, this leftist woke stuff, we wouldn’t have to be involved in it.”

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