'Imagine thinking this makes sense’: Pompeo schooled after declaring parents should craft education curriculums
Former Trump-era U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is trying to tap into the latest right wing outrage by declaring that parents should be the ones to craft school curriculums. He’s getting mocked for his efforts.
Pompeo’s remarks come after Trump supporters have been going ballistic over the past 24 hours, twisting reports that Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered the FBI to investigate violent threats being made against school board officials across the country after months of news reports detailing out-of-control conservatives.
Conservatives have spent months organizing and training “grassroots” activists to bombard school board meetings to oppose mask mandates and “critical race theory.” At least one former Trump administration official is involved behind the scenes, and Christopher Rufo, the right wing activist who admitted to twisting critical race theory to mean anything “crazy” the right wants it to also mischaracterized Garland’s order, once against igniting outrage on the right.
"The goal is to have the public read something crazy in the newspaper and immediately think 'critical race theory,'" Rufo wrote earlier this year. as The Washington Post reported.
Now he's back, posting this claim which has set off MAGA world.
BREAKING: Attorney General Merrick Garland has instructed the FBI to mobilize against parents who oppose critical r… https://t.co/Q12nF6DMZe— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️) 1633389745.0
Tuesday evening Pompeo tried to get in on the action:
I think parents should decide what their children are taught in schools. That is all.— Mike Pompeo (@Mike Pompeo) 1633469595.0
It did not go well for him:
What if I think my children should be taught “critical race theory”? Oh wait you only meant certain parents who sha… https://t.co/yHdOa2oBET— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen) 1633472924.0
Cool, I can’t wait to go to the next school board meeting to demand they teach in history class how Trump loves gen… https://t.co/k7jF5e2wbc— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1633473469.0
Ironically, parents who feel this way are generally the ones who don't know enough about any topic worth being taug… https://t.co/7NaZJR3CXr— Charles #GetVaxxed! 💉 (@Charles #GetVaxxed! 💉) 1633473603.0
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