MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped President Biden’s weak school plan and his hypocrisy towards Trump. Scarborough noted that Biden had repeatedly attacked former President Trump for not listening to scientific experts regarding his Covid-19 response but is now doing something far worse by bowing down to these unions and keeping students from their schools.
Scarborough noted during the show, “Joe Biden cannot, could not, cannot attack Donald Trump for not listening to health care officials, and then when he’s scared of teachers unions, he can’t not listen to health care officials who were saying it’s time to go back to school.”
During his campaign, Biden promised he would follow recommendations from medical experts regarding his response to the pandemic but now that these professionals are agreeing it’s safe for students to return to in-person learning Biden is backing down.
According to The Daily Wire:
“Health officials have said that, for the most part, the opening of schools should be encouraged,” Scarborough said. “They’ve said that over the past month or so, Dr. Fauci himself, has suggested as much. The Biden administration, catching flack for dragging their feet. And a lot of people are now suggesting that they are more interested in following the dictates of leaders of teachers unions than what health officials say. And then they trotted out some one, I don’t know, what, one day a week, three students, one day a week in a city of 15 million or something?”
“I exaggerate, of course, but it’s certainly what Jen Psaki trotted out a couple of days ago, a far stretch from what Joe Biden promised and a hell of a distance from what American parents want now, especially, let me say it again, with health officials saying children need to be back in school,” he continued. “Are they going to listen to the teachers unions? Or are they going to listen to health officials?”
“And this retreat a couple of days ago. I’m sorry, there’s not another word for it, it was pathetic,” he continued. “And it leaves a lot of parents hanging out there to dry. Again, health care officials are now saying that, that children need to go back to school. It’s nearly unanimous. The Biden administration has no other option than to follow health care officials do they?”
The show’s co-host Mika Brzezinski noted that teachers receiving the vaccine would put the debate to rest. Scarborough quipped back that when it comes to science there is no debate.
“Well, the issue’s solved … the thing is, if you don’t want to follow science now, then, then you can still say there’s a debate,” he continued. “But there’s not a debate when it comes to scientists, that debate’s over. So, I’m just curious, do we listen to scientists now? Or do we not listen to scientists when it might upset some of our political allies?”
When do you think students will be able to go back to school? Will we have to wait until a Republican is in the White House once again or will Biden man up and do what’s best for students across the country?