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Contact: Natalia Pérez Santos

Saunders: Pompeo comments about Weingarten are desperate attention-getting stunt

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement in reaction to remarks by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about AFT President Randi Weingarten:

“If Mike Pompeo really thinks Randi Weingarten is ‘the most dangerous person in the world,’ then he is the most clueless person in the world. More likely, though, this is just a stunt by a politician desperate to get attention for a longshot presidential run. Either way, what a relief that a man who calls an educator a greater security threat than global dictators is no longer in charge of our diplomatic relations around the world. While Pompeo continues to bluster, Randi will keep working for safe, vibrant schools that enrich our children and strengthen our communities.”