Teachers Unions Doing Their Best to Help Dems Amid Virus Concerns

Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” said Wednesday that millions of Americans who work in essential jobs like grocery store workers have done their best to make sure the country keeps running—but don’t expect that sacrifice to come from teachers' unions, which are nothing more than an influential arm of the Democrat Party.

Sexton said the unions’ reaction to being called by the Trump administration to reopen for the fall term offers the country a clear example of what they really stand for.

He called them a “giant pack for Democrats, a political action committee for them with enormous donations from all over the country and a tremendous amount of political power and ability to mobilize.”

These unions insist that reopening schools for in-person classes is little more than a death sentence. But even though Democrats love to cling to "science," they seem to disregard the science in favor of reopening.

“I’m doing my job,” Sexton said. “A lot of you are doing your jobs.”

Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Congress on Friday that it was in the public’s health interest to get schools to reopen in the country for the fall semester.

“I don’t think I can emphasize it enough as the director for the Centers for Disease Control, the leading public health agency in the world, it is in the public health interest that these K through 12 students to get the schools back open for face-to-face learning,” he told the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

The Trump administration sees school reopenings as an important step in helping to get the economy rolling again. Trump supporters have criticized Democrats of trying to suppress the economy before the November election in order to help Joe Biden.

Sexton asked what exactly these teachers unions are waiting for to reopen. Health experts have been clear that we may be years away from a vaccine or an effective treatment if those are ever achieved. 

“There is no future in which there is a 100 percent safety guarantee for children in any school,” Sexton said. “Each year, children die from the flu.”

He continued, “Democrats sweep to election victories if most school districts in the country, most major school districts in the country are shut down. This is an intensely political issue. Europe has opened up their schools. So why can’t we open up our schools?”

Sexton said it has never been public policy to promise zero risk.