The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has promoted itself as a non-partisan agency that only follows the science.
But GOP Sen. Tom Cotton is not buying that narrative any longer.
“The CDC is a thoroughly politicized agency,” said Cotton during a recent interview on Fox News. “Most Americans disregard their advice on things like steaks and hamburgers and beers. Increasingly, they should disregard their advice when it comes to school reopenings.”
“Schools need to be open,” said Cotton. “Schools have been open in Arkansas five days a week, in-person since last August, and it’s been largely fine. That’s been the case all across the country as well. We shouldn’t have a politicized public health bureaucracy like the CDC answering at the beck and call of the teachers’ unions. We need kids back in school, and back in real school, not sitting in a classroom doing a Zoom session with teachers who are not in the classroom. We need kids in schools with their teachers now.”
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