A school administrator in Texas sure did get a lot of flak recently after instructing teachers to offer books about the Holocaust that contains opposing views. A well-known conservative took notice of it and expressed his take on the said hot topic.
Founder of the conservative website The Bulwark, Charlie Sykes, recently sat down with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace to talk about it as he blamed it on the Texas law.
Charlie Sykes on the Texas Holocaust book firestorm
Sykes explained that it would be easy to “beat up” the school’s top official with the current situation as she would get dragged down for all of it. However, he pointed out that the spotlight should be focused on the law and the fact that the teachers down there are scared, adding that they don’t know what’s going to happen.
The conservative pundit even described the school administrator’s remarks as “completely indefensible” and one of the unintended consequences of what he calls “heavy-handed legislation.” Mediaite reported.
Sykes then rhetorically asked as to what’s the other side of the Holocaust before following it up with, “Are you going to assign fourth-graders Mein Kampf? Are you going to make them listen to Seb Gorka’s radio show?” He went on to say that he has no idea what the school administrator had in mind adding that such would be exactly what will people get when politicians play culture war that would, later on, be rammed into a “badly thought-out draconian legislation.”
‘Batsh*t crazy’ Republicans in Texas
The conservative pundit highlighted that the Republicans in Texas – for the longest time – have been conservative, though there was a period when these conservative Texans “were not absolutely batsh*t crazy.” Further, Sykes also said that Republicans were used to being respectable before suggesting a competition going on among Arizona, Florida, and Texas to find out for themselves who can be the most MAGA and who among them can play the most hair-on-fire culture war games.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has recently imposed a ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The Lone Star State is also tackling the abortion law that is deemed to be highly restrictive.