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Rep. Jeffries Blasts Trump Administration Effort To Use Taxpayer Dollars To Arm Teachers

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) and member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s wasteful and dangerous plan to allow states to spend federal taxpayer dollars on guns in schools.

“It appears Betsy DeVos has lost her mind. Our schools are in desperate need of books, computers, smart boards and state-of-the-art teacher supplies. Flooding American classrooms with possible weapons of mass destruction is wrongheaded and dangerous.  Arming teachers is not a step forward in the fight to make our children safer. It is a step backward and we will not allow it to happen.”