Psaki dismisses slow school start impact on Democrats with voters

Psaki dismisses slow school start impact on Democrats with voters


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.

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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

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