Hillary superfan Peter Daou didn’t get the memo; Democrat governors across the country on Monday announced that they’d be dropping mask mandates in schools with the next month. On Monday, Jen Psaki said it remained the Biden administration’s recommendation that masks in schools be mandated, and on Wednesday she again defended masking for everyone, saying parents, teachers, and students should still wear a mask in schools regardless of what any state has decided — and they’re free to do that.
Sen. Tom Cotton gave a floor speech about the damage that two years of masking children in schools has done, and Daou called it “repulsive” that Cotton doesn’t want children protected in a pandemic.
Tom Cotton doesn't want children protected in a pandemic. Repulsive.pic.twitter.com/Dr2aUiQK16
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) February 9, 2022
To anyone saying "COVID doesn't affect children" you're flat wrong.
And mitigation is not just about kids but about how uncontrolled spread harms vulnerable populations.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) February 9, 2022
The Democrats are trying very hard to make it seem like mask mandates were never their idea, but as we said, Daou didn’t get the memo.
Somebody didn't check their email this morning!
— Bill Smith (@BillSmith445) February 9, 2022
It’s like the music’s stopped and you’re standing, looking around for a chair.
— Squirrel! (@KBHinckley) February 9, 2022
— Bo Jangles (@SETX_Patriot) February 9, 2022
Peter… shut up…
— Jimmy Hothead (@captoftheyear) February 9, 2022
No, keep talking, at least through November.
Continuing to require children to wear masks is child abuse.
Why do you support child abuse, Peter?
— Stephen Burr (@cicero418) February 9, 2022
So we’re still viewing things as if we were in a pandemic? Got it. Let me know when you guys get out of the pandemic.
— Jason Vetter (@cully_cross79) February 9, 2022
We haven't been in a pandemic for over a year.
— The Atheist Conservative boop/bop/beep (@oneconservativ3) February 9, 2022
Just keep MANDATING masking children- the least vulnerable population on the planet 🤔
— John Burke (@jhb133) February 9, 2022
For once I agree with Coton.
I work in a high school. The many shutdowns and drastic measures have put excessive stress on students. Dropouts increased, mental health deteriorated.
Not to mention teachers. All of that for what? Complete and utter control and obedience.
— Xnerdz 🌹 (@Xnerdz) February 9, 2022
The masks aren't protecting them. They still get in close contact to one another, the vast majority are surely not sanitizing/wearing/taking them off appropriately. It's theater, nothing more.
— Grand Moff Tarkin 🌑 (@realMoffTarkin) February 9, 2022
…clutching pearls 😱
— LEMMIWINKS (@LEMMIWI85245245) February 9, 2022
What's repulsive is your position. Kid's don't need the masks and this is common knowledge.
— AMD (@TexasAmd) February 9, 2022
Yikes. Crap take Peter.
— Action StachMan (@davidstachon) February 9, 2022
Tom Cotton is absolutely RIGHT!
— Vegandi (@Vegandi1) February 9, 2022
Masking kids in school inflicts more net harm on them than can possibly be mitigated by the masking. Imposing masks on ALL school children given how FEW are actually vulnerable to COVID disease is nothing short of a catastrophic moral crime and it will be seen as such by history.
— Grandpa Mohawks Son (@MRKokoski) February 9, 2022
Covering a child’s nose and mouth is repulsive.
— kimba (@Born_Free71) February 9, 2022
What if there was no "protection", only harm?
— James ✝️🇺🇸 (@wjamesawill) February 9, 2022
Keep going with this talking point, works great for Republicans. Thank you!
— ftwiter (@BrianHa41004165) February 9, 2022
Peter, you are very, very wrong. Children are suffering FROM adult-imposed mitigations they don’t need. You are wrong.
— OpenSchoolsChicago (@ChicagoOpen) February 9, 2022
Peter Daou doesn't get it and never will
— R Wheeler (@RickWheeler2010) February 9, 2022
What’s repulsive is hiding behind children because you are a coward.
— Peter G. (@PeterNY15) February 9, 2022
You've just proven you're brain dead Peter. Seethe at your losses
— Robbie Nelger (@RobbieNelger) February 9, 2022
It's funny. The bad guys think they're the good guys and they think Tom Cotton is a bad guy.
— PEK Cartoonist (@pekcartoonist) February 9, 2022
People clinging to the mask lie are like the Japanese soldiers who were still fighting after Japan surrendered.
— Bob (@Bob90831498) February 9, 2022
The White House keeps punting to the CDC, which has no credibility, while Democrat governors are finally coming around. Cotton’s right.
Jen Psaki defends continued masking for everyone — including kids — while lying through her maskless teeth about Ron DeSantis [videos] https://t.co/jA7x4h9nXQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 9, 2022