PASCO, WA – Veterans advocate and U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley (R-WA) issued the following statement in response to Sen. Patty Murray’s (D-WA) led U.S. Senate H.E.L.P. Committee hearing on maintaining safety in the classroom during the pandemic.
Tiffany Smiley said: “Today’s hearing led by Senator Murray yet again missed the mark in fighting for Washington State families. Yes, public health in our classrooms during the pandemic is of great importance, but today’s hearing was another attempt to score cheap political points on behalf of the Biden Administration – not find real solutions for families in Washington State.”
“Today in Washington State, homeless encampments, needle strewn school grounds, and the threat of drugs and violence meet our children every day in far too many communities all across our great state. Senator Murray touts her influence in Washington, DC, but she remains silent on our state’s homelessness crisis and the wide-ranging implications of this epidemic on children and families.”
“Senator Murray, I have walked through the needle infested school yards overrun by homeless encampments. As a Washingtonian, I am appalled by your abdication of the public’s trust. As a mom, I am fearful for our children. And as a United States Senate candidate, I am committed to doing what you are failing to do – fight for the safety of each and every Washington State child, to ensure they can receive the education they deserve without fear of ever reaching the classroom door,” concluded Smiley.
PAID FOR BY SMILEY FOR WASHINGTON, INC.