Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) took issue with a new school lunch resolution offered by fellow Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) Tuesday.
The resolution, initially introduced in July by a series of senators and placed on the calendar last week, disagrees with recent guidance by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in relation to sex discrimination.
“I can’t even believe that this resolution is even real. This makes it possible for some random lunch lady to deny lunch to a hungry child because she says her god tells her to. School lunch should be free, and certainly free of judgment,” Fetterman said in a statement.
“Don’t we have better things to do in the upper chamber than picking on kids because of who they are?” Fetterman continued.
In his own statement in July after the resolution’s introduction, Marshall said the Biden administration is “weaponizing funding for school lunch programs in an effort to force public schools to embrace Joe Biden’s transgender agenda.”
“The USDA has NO authority to force our children to adhere to woke mandates such as requiring biological boys to be given access to girls bathrooms and locker rooms, or allow biological boys to compete against biological girls in girls’ sports,” Marshall said in the statement.
The Hill has reached out to Sen. Marshall’s office.
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