White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday dismissed the possibility that tepid Democratic support for reopening schools will hurt the party with voters.
A reporter asked Psaki at a by-phone press conference about a concerted Republican attack on Democrats, including Biden, who have been shy about advocating for reopening amid nationwide resistance from Democrat-aligned teachers unions.
“Let me first say on the political front that no polling I have seen has shown that is effective, and there was actually a poll out yesterday that showed that President Biden and teachers were the most trusted entities in terms of determining when school should reopen,” Psaki said, apparently referring to a Morning Consult/Politico poll that found a partisan divide on the issue.
In response to a followup question, Psaki said “the president, the vice president and this White House don’t see reopening schools through a political prism. We see it as what’s in the interest of teachers, of students, of