COVID funds… they continue to be the root of all evil for Democrats.
So much of this money was reallocated, and they did it knowingly and without fear.
Well, House Republicans are starting to take a look at it.
One of the top targets on their list is the Education Department and for where they believe that money was spent.
Where Is It?
House Committee on Oversight and Reform ranking member James Comer (R-KY) and Education and Labor Committee ranking member Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) are leading the charge of 30 GOP House members.
Education Department Secretary Miguel Cardona received a fan letter from them this week.
It stated, “Republicans are investigating the use of COVID-19 relief dollars appropriated for virus mitigation and the safe reopening of schools.
“Based on recent reports, the Department of Education is allowing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and related COVID relief funds to pay for racially biased and other progressive leftist programs.”
There are two issues at hand here.
First, Joe Biden wants more COVID money and we know billions were wasted.
Second, before any money was reallocated, it should have gone back before Congress, which is what Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was trying to do to provide more security for schools.
The Department of Education was handed a total of $189.5 billion for COVID over three different pieces of legislation.
According to the GOP, $9 billion was used to create “equity warriors” and $5 billion went to “equity-driven investments.”
What in the world does any of that have to do with COVID?
Sadly, that is just the tip of the iceberg.
The Department of Education, of course, says this is a political move by the GOP.
A spokesperson stated, “This is an absurd partisan political attack. COVID relief dollars were used to safely re-open schools and are currently being used to provide necessary academic and mental health supports and address equity issues to help students and families most impacted by the pandemic.
“The Department of Education has encouraged states to use ESSER funds for these purposes, and states and schools have done so all across the country, including in these members’ districts, despite the fact they voted against these critical school re-opening and recovery funds.”
You guys know my position on this.
In my world, there is a website with every piece of legislation posted with a bookmark as to where every penny was allocated to be spent, and another column on where that money actually went.
This is our money, and the government is playing shell games with it rather than being transparent.
I am very much looking forward to seeing the accounting of this money.
Source: Fox News