Well, the White House is at it again…
Jen Psaki says it’s no big deal for kids to eat outside in the cold at school to keep kids safe from COVID.
Psaki defends Biden's Covid Restrictions… as kids freeze to eat lunch
Parents like having their little ones shiver outside in freezing temperatures to uphold Covid standards, according to WH spox Jen Psaki… "It's no big deal," for her 3-year-old. pic.twitter.com/uqw3zMwIGp
— @Immune Truth (@ImmuneTruth) December 10, 2021
Fox News has more on the story:
White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggested Friday that it is OK for kids to eat their lunches outside in cold temperatures in an effort to maintain safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Psaki said she believes the “vast majority of parents appreciate” such measures being taken by school systems to limit the spread of the coronavirus among elementary-aged school children.
Psaki said the Biden administration hopes to get to a “point of normalcy for everybody.”
“Obviously, we want to get to a point where we’re turning to a version of normalcy for everybody, right,” Psaki told reporters. “Where you’re not sending your kids backpack with 7 extra masks, right, or you’re not adding two hats so that they’re warm outside for a snack. There’s no question that’s the case.”
It appears she was addressing concerns over a video circulated online of kindergarten students socially distanced, masked and eating outside in near-freezing weather in Portland, Oregon.
CHILD ABUSE: Kindergartners are forced to eat lunch outside in 40 degree weather at Capitol Hill Elementary School in Portland, Oregon.
They sit on buckets to social distance from their classmates. pic.twitter.com/KqFcliTFYf
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) December 8, 2021
Here are some reactions to the news:
This is disgusting and does not represent how most parents in the US feel, @PressSec
— PNW Working Mom (@PNW_working_mom) December 10, 2021
If a parent sent their kid outside in 30-degree weather to eat their meals, they'd get a visit from CPS. But when public schools in blue states do it, Jen Psaki applauds it as a "creative" measure to protect kids. (From a virus that poses no risk to them.) pic.twitter.com/5aEjNPUSk4
— Greg (@gregman1982) December 11, 2021
If it’s ok for kids to learn inside, why can’t they eat lunch in the same seats so they are at least warm? Eating outside and freezing? Jen Psaki, do you eat lunch outside in the cold? No.
— lisa marie (@shashashoe) December 11, 2021
It's not hard to see… pic.twitter.com/SbxOKA2TYR
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) December 10, 2021
— Concetta (@concetta8631) December 11, 2021
This has gone TOO FAR.
Our children should NOT have to eat outside in the name of COVID.
Which, by the way, they have less of a likelihood of contracting that, than getting in a car accident.
The madness needs to end!