Washington, D.C. – Today, President Biden visited two schools in Virgina, touting his wasteful $4 trillion infrastructure plan. This visit comes just two days after it was reported that the CDC (Center for Disease Control) coordinated closely with the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) regarding their school reopening guidance. The coordination was so close that language provided to the CDC by the AFT was used verbatim in guidance issued by the government agency to parents and schools across the country.
It’s been clear for many months that reopening schools for in-person learning five days a week is not only safe, but necessary for the wellbeing of America’s children. Sadly, Senate Democrats are bankrolled by the AFT and other teachers unions, and are too afraid to confront the anti-science unions. In fact, the AFT gave 98.29% of their 2020 political donations to Democrats, including $105,000 to the DSCC (Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee).
Statement from NRSC Spokesman T.W. Arrighi: “This shocking report affirms what many Americans already knew – the CDC has become a taxpayer-funded shill for the teachers unions. No longer do they follow the science but rather the baseless whims of their leader, Randi Weingarten. Parents across the country are furious and children are suffering. Unfortunately, until Senate Democrats realize money isn’t as important as children, nothing will change.”