Oklahoma’s GOP Governor Bizarrely Connects Teachers Who Are Protesting To Antifa

Governor Mary Fallin responded to the massive protests at Oklahoma’s state Capitol with teachers demanding not only better pay for them but more funding for schools that goes directly into the classrooms. The Republican Governor is facing a backlash after comparing teachers to “teenage kids” during an interview with CBS. Fallin also falsely brought up Antifa, the anti-fascist activists,  as an outside group involved in the protests.

A backlash ensued over Fallin’s remarks.

Oklahoma teachers are the lowest paid in the country, according to 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and teachers have posted pictures online of crumbling textbooks that contain outdated information. The current president is listed as George W. Bush, whose term ended in 2009. The teachers are protesting for their students.

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Next, Fallin will claim the teachers are paid protesters.


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