Dem Rep Jeffries on Trump Plan to Arm Teachers: ‘John Wayne-Like,’ ‘Knee-Jerk Proposal’

Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm some teachers with concealed weapons was “wildly irresponsible” and “John Wayne-like.”

Jeffries said,  “Well, it seems to me to be a very unreasonable knee-jerk proposal.”

He continued, “If he was going to float this out there publicly at least he could have had some consultation with the actual teachers who would be compelled, not just to be responsible for the education of our children, but under the Trump model, to be required to train, to carry a gun, and to intervene to the extent that a school is impacted by a mass shooting, seems to be wildly irresponsible, John Wayne-like, something that only President Trump could propose in the midst of a national tragedy.”

(h/t Grabien)

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