Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Democratic Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot rarely see eye to eye —but on teachers unions holding students “hostage,” they finally agree.
According to the National Review, Lightfoot torched the Teachers Union on Wednesday for refusing to come to work the next morning for a second straight day, over fears of Covid spread.
“I will not allow [the union] to take our children hostage,” Lightfoot said at a press conference. “I will not allow them to compromise the future of this generation of CPS students. That is not going to happen.”
“We are not going to rob parents of their right and their obligation to tell us if they want testing or not on their children. It’s not going to happen. It’s morally wrong,” Lightfoot said.
Ted Cruz shared his support for Lightfoot’s strong stance against the union on Twitter:
“Here’s something I’ve never said before: I agree with Lori Lightfoot! Shutting down schools is TERRIBLE for our kids.”