American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is making waves for her top-notch hypocrisy after posting a photo of herself sitting indoors at a restaurant – while still pushing to keep schools closed to millions of American public school students.
“So great to finish the day in New Mexico with our great leaders,” Weingarten posted on Twitter late Thursday, along with a photo of herself sitting with a group of half a dozen masked people at a table in an indoor restaurant – where they presumably removed their masks when eating and drinking.
But even as she herself goes out to dinner with other people, Weingarten is working hard as the leader of the country’s second-largest teachers union to keep classrooms closed to American children, citing safety concerns for faculty and staff.
It’s not the first time Weingarten has shoved her own foot directly into her perpetually open mouth. The AFT boss recently caught flak for flirting with open anti-Semitism, accusing “American Jews” of being part of the “ownership class” pushing to reopen schools.
“American Jews are now part of the ownership class,” Weingarten told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, per the New York Post. “What I hear when I hear that question is that those who are in the ownership class now want to take that ladder of opportunity away from those who do not have it.”
Jews were immigrants from somewhere else, and they needed the right to have public education," she said. "And they needed power to have enough income and wealth for their families that they could put their kids through college and their kids could do better than they have done. Both economic opportunity through the labor movement and an educational opportunity through public education were key for Jews to go from the working class to the ownership class."
The Post notes the statement was bizarre not only because it clearly singled out Jews for criticism, but because it was in response to a question that had nothing to do with Jews at all.