Earlier this week, WH press secretary Jen Psaki touted President Biden’s “bold and ambitious” agenda to get all schools in the U.S. opened up again for in-person learning. What exactly does that “bold and ambitious” agenda entail? To have half of all schools open at least one day a week by April 30th. In other words, getting out of bed before noon would be a more “bold and ambitious” plan.
Psaki’s still getting questions about it, and today reporters circled back to her previous comments and this was the answer everybody was expected to believe:
The @PressSec says that parents "should not" be satisfied with having school open once a week. She says the goal is five days a week but "we are going to listen to science and medical experts."
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) February 11, 2021
We know that CNN might say “(how refreshing),” but in the real world Psaki’s words translate to something else:
Science and her own CDC say schools are safe. They are listening to unions and that's it. https://t.co/RKi5O19kIl
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 11, 2021
"Science and medical experts" means "teachers unions" here. https://t.co/ovthKQoqsp
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) February 11, 2021
Science and medical experts are saying that it's safe. https://t.co/Pirn4sFRiO
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) February 11, 2021
This is from two weeks ago. They're not listening to science, they're not listening to medical experts.
— bartleby (@ElderBartleby) February 11, 2021
Which medical experts are saying one day a week at school? Because I’m not reading this anywhere. https://t.co/ZUpJmBlkAZ
— kaitlin, holy RINO batman (@thefactualprep) February 11, 2021
“Science” = “Teachers union leadership.”
I am not hearing medical experts say to only open once a week. I am only hearing that from teacher unions who don't want to open at all.
— bnelson44 (@bnelson44) February 11, 2021
"we are going to listen to science and medical experts"
— Kelsi Daniell (@KelsiDaniell) February 11, 2021
"… now look at this scientist and medical expert, Randi Weingarten, who says lock down schools until 2091!" https://t.co/rsxcg4OjR1
— Michael Watson (@MichaelWatsonDC) February 11, 2021
It’s the unions, and that’s it. This should be a huge scandal.
— Jonathan Utah (@J51Utah) February 11, 2021
The whole think is so incredibly mockworthy.
SNL should be lampooning this to the moon, but, I'm not holding my breath… https://t.co/BauBO0FXDX
— Greg Ehrhardt (@Grege333) February 11, 2021
The “truth to power” liberal comedy elite won’t touch it.
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