Sean Duffy Says Snow Days Are a Liberal Plot to Attack Religion in Schools

Mar 16, 2015

A bizarre television interview has Sean Duffy making headlines again, this time with the incredible claim that snow days are a liberal plot to attack religion in schools — no, really, we aren’t making that up.

Yesterday on Fox News, Duffy slammed a decision by a school district near Boston to extend the school year to make up for an unusually high number of snow days and to eliminate two Jewish holidays and one Christian holiday next year as a contingency plan for future snow days. According to Duffy, schools were using the weather crisis “to the liberal benefit.” Duffy also commented that, “if you want to take religion out of the public square, look at Boston and look at all the snow and say, ‘What a great reason now, we can take these religious holidays out of our school system.’”

The Boston area this year broke its seasonal snowfall record with a whopping 108.6 inches of snow, to include 64.9 inches in February.

“Only someone like Sean Duffy who ‘struggles’ to get by on $174,000 per year — more than triple the median income of his constituents — could say with a straight face that snow days are a liberal plot against anything,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Tuesday. “Does Sean Duffy remember that we get some pretty heavy snows here too or has he been in Washington, D.C. too long to know what winter is like back in north and central Wisconsin?”