‘Republicans are lying’: White House plays hardball over the GOP's attacks on 'critical race theory'

‘Republicans are lying’: White House plays hardball over the GOP's attacks on 'critical race theory'
(Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing on Friday, July 30, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre slammed Republicans after the GOP won several races in Virginia through months of fear-mongering falsehoods over "critical race theory," a concept activists admit they have been using to mean anything "crazy."

"Republicans are lying," Jean-Pierre told reporters during Thursday's press briefing. "They're not being honest. They're not being truthful about where we stand. And they're cynically trying to use our kids as a political football. They're talking about our kids when it's election season, but they won't vote for them when it matters."

"You know, Republicans did not vote for the American Rescue Plan," she reminded reporters. "It had funding to make sure that schools were open to make sure that our kids got back to school, and they didn't vote for that."

Republican Glenn Youngkin, an anti-LGBTQ conservative newcomer to politics beat former Democratic Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in large part, analysts and pundits say, because he used lies about CRT and other race-based fear-mongering in the last weeks of his campaign.

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