American Federation of Teachers boss Randi Weingarten is “the most dangerous person in the world” and “it’s not even a close call,” argued former U.S. Secretary of State and CIA chief Mike Pompeo in an interview followed up by an op-ed re-affirming his view. Pompeo also challenged Weingarten to a debate, something she has so far refused.
Speaking to the new left-leaning outlet Semafor, Pompeo said he is often asked who he considers the most dangerous person in the world. “’Is it Chairman Kim, is it Xi Jinping?’ The most dangerous person in the world is Randi Weingarten. It’s not a close call,” argued Pompeo, who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives before joining the Trump administration.
“If you ask, ‘Who’s the most likely to take this republic down?’ It would be the teacher’s unions, and the filth that they’re teaching our kids, and the fact that they don’t know math and reading or writing,” Pompeo continued, highlighting well-documented problems that have been the focus of The Newman Report for many years.
“These are the things that candidates should speak to in a way that says, ‘Here’s the problem. Here’s a proposal for how to solve it. And if given the opportunity, these are the things I will go work on to try and deliver that outcome that fixes that problem’,” continued the former spy chief, “Pretty straightforward stuff.”
In an op-ed published last week, Pompeo doubled down. “I fear America is on a path to disintegration due to persistent failures in our education system,” he said in an op-ed published by the New York Post, claiming Weingarten and “her fellow travelers” had “crippled” schools and that this was a threat to the continued survival of America.
“The danger she presents to our nation is clear and real and exceeds that of all the bad guys I battled abroad for four years as secretary of state and CIA director,” the former spy chief continued. “I said she’s the most dangerous person in America because it is true. Her power, her ideas and her anti-student policies must be confronted.”
Pompeo also noted that American youth were failing in academic subjects, falling far behind the rest of the world. Instead, they are indoctrinated into phony history and civics based on what he called the “Marxist precepts” in the debunked 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory (CRT).
“Failing to teach math, science, real history and civics and, importantly, to imprint America as the most exceptional nation in civilizational history on the hearts and minds of the next generation dooms America and the world that counts on us,” he added.
Weingarten was not amused. In an outraged statement posted on AFT’s website, the far-left activist leading one of America’s most powerful unions called on Pompeo to show some “contrition” for “calling what public school teachers do every day to teach and uplift children, ‘filth.’”
“If he wants to engage in a real discussion about what children need to thrive, how to strengthen public education, or the importance of treating teachers with respect, fine with me, but I will not be a prop for Mr. Pompeo’s presidential ambitions,” Weingarten said, echoing widespread speculation that Pompeo’s newfound rhetoric may be a bid for media coverage to shore up a presidential bid.
Of course, Pompeo is not the first senior U.S. official to sound the alarm about the threat posed by teachers’ unions, which spend tens of millions of dollars buying politicians while playing a major role in the abuse that passes for “education.” In 2004, then-U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige described the National Education Association (NEA) as a “terrorist organization.”
While American teachers’ unions are run by anti-American and anti-Christian fanatics, to suggest they are the source of the problem is to miss the point. The government-school system was set up by men who wanted to fundamentally transform the nation by steering its youth away from God, family and country. It is not enough to expose and stop teachers’ unions — the whole system must be abandoned.