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'FAILING GRADE': Education Sec. Cardona Takes Heat After Botched Reagan Quote [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.28.23

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona is taking heat on social media platforms after a clip of him misrepresenting a famous Ronald Reagan quote went viral.

From Fox News:

At the 2023 Winter Meeting for the Western Governors’ Association in Jackson Hole, Wyoming earlier this month, Cardona commented on the need for “technical assistance” to be provided to schools. During the event, he invoked the former president to try and make a point.

He said, “I think it was President Reagan who said, ‘We’re from the government. We’re here to help.'”

In actuality, the quote from Regan, which came from a press conference in 1986, read, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

The gaffe certainly didn’t go unnoticed.

“They’re not sending their best,” podcast host Konstantin Kisin remarked.

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy wrote, “The Education Secretary gets a failing grade. Fire him & shut it down.”

“[Y]ou can’t be this stupid, @SecCardona,” school choice advocate Corey DeAngelis implored.

The Federalist editor-in-chief Mollie Hemingway joked, “I actually find it chef’s kiss perfect that the Education Secretary is this ignorant of history.”

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