AOC slams New York Governor Cuomo over reopening schools in autumn
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken a swipe at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over his decision to allow schools to open this fall, a rare case of Democrat-on-Democrat sparring during the pandemic.
“If it’s not safe enough for indoor dining, what makes it safe enough for indoor schooling?” Ocasio-Cortez asked in a tweet. “And restaurants actually have soap in the bathrooms.”
The latter statement was a swipe within a swipe, dinging the Cuomo administration for allegedly not making sure public schools allow students to be clean after using the restroom.
Mr Cuomo last week surprised many when he announced schools across the Empire State could reopen in a few weeks. New York once was the epicentre for coronavirus cases, but the governor has received high marks for policies experts said slowed its spread.