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On Wednesday morning, he posted a Facebook post saying that no child should be made to feel victim to circumstances or guilt for their skin color. “I will never endorse Critical Race Theory in schools.”
Pompeo last month stated that the future of Republican Party depends on restoring faithbased virtues. He spoke at an event with prominent Republicans and potential 2024 candidate candidates. Pompeo frequently addresses hot-button subjects via his social media channels.
This anti-CRT statement was made just hours after Sen. Tom Cotton, R.Arkansas, passed a budget amend that would prohibit federal funds being used to fund the controversial critical-race theory curriculum in schools.
Critical race theory refers to a school which posits that systemic racism exists within American power structures.
CRT’s critics including Senator Cotton claim it is anti-American or a form racial.
Cotton said that America’s future is dependent on raising children who love America and care about each other, regardless of race. “But Critical Race Theory says that our country is irredeemably racially biased, that equality is a joke, and that justice requires that we treat everyone differently, regardless of their skin color.
Christopher Rufo is a noted CRT critic who is also a senior fellow at Manhattan Institute. He cheered the 50-49 Senate election on Twitter.
“The fight against CRT has gone national–and Sen. Cotton is leading the way,” he wrote.
Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), joined 49 Republicans in voting for the amendment. 47 Democrats, plus two independents, caucusing with them, voted against the amendment. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., did not vote.
The ban on CRT in public schools has been implemented in roughly half of the United States states.