Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday compared reopening schools to killing Osama bin Laden.
During a news conference, DeSantis relayed comments made to him by Martin County Superintendent Laurie Gaylord.
“She viewed reopening her schools as a mission akin to a Navy SEAL operation,” DeSantis said. “Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too would the Martin County School system find a way to provide parents with a meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning.”
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DeSantis has killed more Americans than Osama bin Laden— hello (@someonelseslife) August 13, 2020
dear jesus..— TimLeary (@TimLear54800410) August 13, 2020
going to school should not be like a Rambo montage.
They are systematically destroying American public education https://t.co/7IYW3cUaUn