A Texas lawmaker who authored a bill that would restrict drag performances appears to have dressed in drag himself while a student.
Schatzline, a first-term state representative and former pastor, did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment.
However, in a tweet shared Tuesday, he appeared to confirm his participation in the video.
Yah, that’s not a sexually explicit drag show… lol y’all will twist ANYTHING,” he wrote.
While Schatzline’s performance in the video would meet most dictionary definitions of “drag,” it is unclear whether it would be prohibited under the legislation Schatzline introduced in January.
The emergence of Schatzline’s video came several days after an image of what appears to be Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee dressed in drag as a high school student was shared on Reddit and Twitter.
The video of the Texas lawmaker also comes about a month after an image emerged on social media that appeared to show embattled Republican Rep. George Santos of New York in drag. »