WATCH: Chris Wallace Slams GOP Sen. for Opposing Child Care Bill Despite State’s Poverty Rates
Chris Wallace called out Bill Cassidy on Sunday for opposing a bill that could help impoverished children in his home state.
Republicans are making a point of fighting against everything Joe Biden wants to do. It doesn’t matter if the president introduces policies that are popular on both sides of the aisle, they stay united in opposition.
During today’s broadcast, the Louisiana senator tried to argue against child care provisions in Biden’s infrastructure bill. He told Wallace, “It’s not infrastructure. When people say, ‘Wait a second, I like this because we need a new bridge across the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles,’ I’m saying this plan will not give it to you. The amount of spending for roads and bridges is so low and split between 50 states over 5 years, you’re not going to get your bridge.”
The Fox host countered:
“There are a lot of programs that aren’t infrastructure and the question I’m asking you is would you support the government paying for them? I looked into it. In your state of Louisiana, the rate of child poverty is 25% — one in four of the children in Louisiana are in poverty. And according to the White House, 42% of residents in Louisiana do not have access to child care. So wouldn’t they benefit — forget whether it’s infrastructure or not — wouldn’t they benefit from these government programs?”
Cassidy answered the question by blasting teachers. “I don’t know if they would. If you think about the main driver of elevating out of poverty, it’s good education. The Lousisana senator went on to blast teachers and teachers unions for canceling in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Watch the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network: