House Minority Whip Steve Scalise blasted the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, saying it put medical science aside for “political science.”
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“[What] he exposed through this is that it was political science, not medical science, that CDC used to put their guidance out on school reopenings,” he told host Laura Ingraham. “And in fact, CDC was getting ready to come out with guidance that would have been more favorable toward opening schools. And then the teachers’ unions … were given a sneak copy of it that no one else got, that we’ve been able to find and said, ‘OK, what do you think about this?’”
“Then CDC’s final language was almost word-for-word verbatim from what the teachers union sent,” he continued.
Scalise said the contents of the report revealed special treatment for unions that other groups were not privileged to receive.
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“I don’t know of any other group, surely no parents groups that got this kind of VIP access,” Scalise said.
“And ultimately what [the union] said was we want stronger guidance to keep schools closed, to keep millions of children out of schools … [and] this is all going on under the backdrop when the justice-department” target=”_blank”>Justice Department<