On Monday, Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy blamed the “useless” Obamas for not doing more to ensure that schools reopen in Chicago amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Joe Biden and the Democrat Party are beholden to the teachers unions. They have way too much power. They are holding families and children hostage. Frankly, they’re holding the entire country hostage,” Campos-Duffy said. We’re talking about people’s childhoods! Joe Biden has been useless on this. And there are two other people who have been useless in the face of this strong-arming by the unions and that is Michelle and Barack Obama, who know are the most famous citizens of Chicago.”
“With one little tweet Michelle and Barack Obama could have stood on the side of children and families in this debate,” she added.
President Biden’s COVID team is promising new guidance on school reopenings this week. But, there is growing frustration among parents about when their children can get back in the classroom.
Across the country, tension is rising among local officials, teachers and parents.
Chicago was bracing for a teachers’ strike on Friday night after City officials failed to reach an agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union over safety protocols, personal protective equipment, testing and vaccination plans, according to CNN.