Tom Cotton criticizes Randi Weingarten’s teaching credits for having no children
Republican lawmakers are increasingly targeting teachers, school board officials and other educators who are hysterical about critical race theory, COVID-19 protocols, and transgender students.
Far-right Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas fanned those flames further in a recent Fox News segment.
Cotton discussed the last rally for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe ahead of election day Tuesday. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten attended the rally.
Cotton went on to criticize Weingarten for appearing at the rally and for her work as an educator.
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“Isn’t it amazing that Terry McAuliffe ends his entire campaign with the leader of the teachers’ unions? Randi Weingarten is a joke. Randi Weingarten doesn’t even have children. What the hell does she know about education. and teaching This is probably why she was perfectly able to close schools for two years and force children to wear masks, since she did not have to take care of them at home.
The senator blithely seemed unaware that people without children have been teaching children for centuries. Additionally, Republican lawmakers have repeatedly pointed out the line between teacher and parents, saying immunizations, sex and gender education, and the history of racism in the United States should be left to parents.
Weingarten quickly responded by pointing out the glaring errors in Cotton’s dig.
Cotton delivered an analysis about as astute as the one he lambasted on Fox, calling Weingarten’s defense “false outrage” and berating her for supporting school closures during a rapidly spreading pandemic that killed more than 700,000 Americans.
People offered their support to Weingarten.
Others decried Cotton for the absurdity of his case.
Cotton remains impassive.