The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned a critical race theory training program despite President Trump’s executive action banning such lessons.
“It’s time for Congress to ban federal dollars from being spent on critical race theory or any other divisive, race-based propaganda,” Sen. Josh Hawley tweeted in response to the news Monday. “I will fight to include a ban on any spending bill Congress passes.”
It’s time for Congress to ban federal dollars from being spent on critical race theory or any other divisive, race-based propaganda. I will fight to include a ban on any spending bill Congress passes https://t.co/HXMjJHyNxv
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 14, 2020
The Missouri Republican has been a staunch critic of such training, which leaked documents from the CDC say examines “mechanisms of systemic racism” and “white supremacist ideology.”
After news of the CDC’s plans circulated Monday, Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought issued a statement on Twitter saying the training had been canceled.
“Glad to report, per @POTUS’s directive, this training is being cancelled immediately,” Vought tweeted.
— Russ Vought (@RussVought45) September 15, 2020
“Bottom line is: No taxpayer money ought to be spent on pushing this kind of Marxist-influenced nonsense that is racially divisive,” Hawley said last week. “If you didn’t know better, if you read this stuff, you’d think it was put out by some white nationalist. It’s unbelievable.”
The Washington Examiner reached out to the CDC for comment on the matter.
Author: Michael Lee
Source: Washington Examiner: CDC moved forward on critical race theory training despite Trump executive action