Update From The Campaign: Does Jim Jordan Know Ohio Schools Are Open?

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Anywhere But Ohio) claims to be very concerned about the education of our schoolkids. He’s repeatedly criticized the Biden Administration over closed schools – including five separate tweets since mid-March, two today alone. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

There’s two problems with this.

First, Jim Jordan voted against the American Rescue Plan, which dedicated $170 billion to safely reopening schools for in-person learning.

Second, and perhaps more importantly: Ohio schools are, in fact, open for in-person education, and have been for at least two months now. A number of schools in our district have been teaching in person since last August.

Democratic U.S. Army veteran and warehouse manager Jeff Sites, who is challenging Jordan in the Fourth Congressional District, issued the following statement:

“We know Jim Jordan doesn’t pay much attention to Ohio, but this is ridiculous. Jordan either doesn’t know our district’s schools are open or is too busy with publicity stunts to get himself on TV to focus on the actual issues we face.”

“If Jordan wants to be on camera so bad, he should get himself a job on cable news. We deserve a real representative, someone who will work on the real challenges for folks here: ending the pandemic and getting us back to normal, an economic recovery that doesn’t leave working families like mine behind and giving ordinary Americans a fair shot at a good life. We’re tired of Jim whining about problems that have already been solved for the folks who pay his salary.”

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