Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Sarah Sanders has called out Joe Biden, accusing the Democrat president of “failing the schoolchildren of America.”
During an appearance on Fox News, Sanders said:
“One of the worst things that we have seen happen over the course of the last year and a half is the school shutdowns forcing millions of kids to fall further and further behind.
“This is something we absolutely cannot allow to continue and something that is totally unacceptable.
“We have to start focusing on closing that achievement gap, helping to push kids into a brighter future.
“The further they fall behind the harder it is going to be for them to catch up, pushing them into a lifetime of poverty and despair and that is something that is simply unacceptable here in this country.
“President Biden has failed the schoolchildren in America, and we have to do a better job,” she said.
Biden has failed our kids. School shutdowns have forced kids to fall further and further behind. As governor, I’ll say no to shutdowns and keep our schools open pic.twitter.com/GWSpH4Dz2m
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) January 31, 2022
Sanders has raised more than $12.8 million since launching her candidacy for governor and is the clear front runner.
“Our campaign’s record-breaking support across the state is a testament to the leader Arkansans want — one who will invest in our kids’ education while ensuring parental control, create higher-paying jobs, and keep our communities safe,” she said in a statement.
“Clearly this message of opportunity for all is resonating, and together we will make our state the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” she added.
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders raised $1.6 million in the final three months of last year in her bid for Arkansas governor, her campaign said Tuesday.
Sanders’ campaign said that with the latest contributions she’s raised $12.8 million total since she announced her bid for Arkansas governor last year, the most raised for a governor’s race in the state. Sanders has more than $7 million cash on hand.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Sanders’ last remaining rival for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, announced in November she was dropping out and would instead seek the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor.