White House Press Sec Karine Jean-Pierre really just blamed the GOP for school closures during the pandemic. In a wild turn of events, now Biden team claims that not only are Democrats pro-police, but they were anti-lockdowns. You can take solace in knowing that karma hit instantly as old speeches and campaign ads come back to haunt the Biden regime.
Wouldn’t it though? They’re still bashing Florida Gov Ron DeSantis for leaving schools open during the early days of the pandemic. This lie was never going to pass the sniff test and I’m kinda shocked they even tried this one.
Jean-Pierre’s comment came in response to a question about a recent report showing that 9-year-old students lost ground in math and reading because of the pandemic.
Asked if the administration shoulders any blame for not pushing schools to reopen sooner, Jean-Pierre said: “Let’s step back to where we were not too long ago when this president walked into this administration, how mismanaged the response to the pandemic was.”
She then said schools went from “46 percent open to nearly all of them being open full time” in less than six months.
“That was the work of this president and that was the work of Democrats in spite of Republicans not voting for the American Rescue Plan which $130 billion went to school to have the ventilation to be able to have the tutoring and the teachers and be able to hire more teachers and that was because of the work this administration did,” she added.
The press secretary said when Biden took office “schools were not open, the economy was shut down, businesses were shut down,” but failed to mention that is because of the president’s own party.
“It shows you how mismanaged the pandemic was and how the impact of that mismanagement had on the kids’ progress and academic well-being,” she said, adding that “every Republican in Congress” voted against the American Rescue Plan and the administration had to “do this on our own.”
But wait… Does anyone remember when Republicans were villainized for pushing to reopen schools? I sure do! I remember protests, news coverage, angry liberal politicians, and… Oh, this ad slamming Trump for demanding school open:
FLASHBACK: In July 2020, the DNC ran an ad attacking President Trump for trying to open schools. pic.twitter.com/qObptyGRk4
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 1, 2022
You know, politicians usually wait a few decades before trying to rewrite facts in their favor. Kinda like how Biden’s staff blames ‘Jim Crow’ on Republicans but that was their mess. I’m kinda surprised they jumped on this one, especially because they’re currently considering returning some pandemic mandates.
This all seems so stupid to be, but someone somewhere is just lapping it all up and that’s just sad.