Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech said Anthony Fauci needs to admit he is acting like a politician catering to partisan whims instead of like a doctor who relies on science to inform his decisions when it comes to school reopenings.
“You remember on ‘Star Trek’ when Dr. McCoy would always say, ‘I’m a doctor, not a blank’? Well, in this instance. I’d like Dr. Fauci to say ‘I’m a doctor, not a politician,’ but in this case, he’s acting like a politician. He’s acting, frankly, like a partisan Democratic politician,” Domenech said.
It would almost be better, Domenech continued, for Fauci to admit he cares more about executing an agenda than he does getting children back in schools.
“I’d frankly like him to come forward and just admit, ‘You know, what we really need is a $15 minimum wage before schools can reopen. Well, we really need to deal with the problem of systemic racism in America before schools can reopen,’ because that’s practically what he’s saying here,” Domenech said.
While teachers unions are partly to blame for the lack of in-person schooling around the U.S., it is authority figures such as Fauci and other Democratic politicians that Domenech said enabled the unions to stifle the return to classrooms all across the country and leave unspent “tens of billions of dollars, specifically designed to go to K-12 education.”
“What we really see here is a situation where, look, we can blame this on the teachers unions if we want, but the reality is that without Democrat politicians enabling these teachers unions to exercise the kind of power that they have, then we would really see kids back in schools all across the country as opposed to the reality today, where, in certain states, kids really are learning in the way that they’ve been consistently around the world with the kind of measures that have been necessary to put in place,” Domenech continued. “And in other places, you have kids falling further and further behind in ways that will follow them for the rest of their lives.”