ICYMI: Murray Has No Regrets About Keeping Kids Out of School Despite the Science

Washington, D.C. – Thirty years ago, Patty Murray got elected to the U.S. Senate as “a mom in tennis shoes,” branding herself as a fighter for parents and their children. Thirty years later, the opposite has become true.

Listen to what Murray said over the weekend on CNN when asked whether or not it was a mistake to keep kids home from school during the later stages of the pandemic despite “research showing that test scores plummeted” and “two decades of progress in math and reading for kids across the country” being “erased.”

Of course Patty Murray refuses to admit that it was a huge mistake to keep schools closed during the pandemic. She voted THREE TIMES to keep schools closed:

  • February 4, 2021: Murray voted against a Republican measure that required schools to reopen for in-person learning after teachers got vaccinated.
  • March 6, 2021: Murray voted against a Republican measure that would have financially rewarded schools that took steps to offer in-person instruction.
  • August 10, 2021: Murray voted against a Republican measure to ensure all schools open for in-person learning five days a week, particularly to help low-income, minority and special needs families.

It gets worse! Back in May, Murray voted against ending Joe Biden’s mask mandate for young children in Head Start programs. Closing schools wasn’t enough for Patty Murray; she wanted to mandate masks for two-year-olds. Instead of empowering parents to decide when and how their children should return to school, Patty chose to empower the bureaucracy.

After thirty years in the Senate, Patty Murray has gone completely out of touch with moms and dads when it comes to the needs of their children.


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