LETTER:Dangerous person

During the Republican Jewish Coalition annual leadership meeting in Las Vegas that ended Nov. 20, Mike Pompeo, former president Trump’s secretary of state and a presidential wannabe, stated in an interview that American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is “the most dangerous person in the world.”

He went on to say “If you ask, ‘Who’s the most likely to take this republic down?’ It would be the teacher’s unions, and the filth that they’re teaching our kids, and the fact that they don’t know math and reading or writing.”

Apparently, Pompeo believes that Weingarten is a greater threat to the world than Putin, for example, who continues the merciless destruction and slaughter in Ukraine; however, Pompeo’s most grievous insult is to teachers.

Across America, our teachers lift troubled spirits, rehabilitate reading, writing, and math skills set back by the COVID pandemic, advance sciences, foster critical thinking, show how respectful diversity strengthens, not weakens, our democracy, and much more.

Our teachers deserve a sincere apology from Pompeo for his divisive, unwarranted contentions.

Eldon Baker