(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Journalist Christopher Rufo has promised to take legal action against Randi Weingarten, head of the country’s largest teachers’ union, after she used a “doctored” quote to stoke leftist rage against him, Biz Pac Review reported.
Weingarten posted a quotation attributed to him to Twitter, claiming his goal was to “sow distrust and chaos.”
“Rufo himself said ‘To get to universal school choice, you really need to operate from a premise of universal public school distrust. To sow & grow that distrust, you have to create your own narrative frame, & have to be brutal & ruthless in pursuing it,” she wrote.
“Let’s be clear about what Rufo is saying. This isn’t about helping kids. This is about sowing distrust and chaos,” Weingarten added in a second tweet.
Rufo responded strongly to her post, saying he will bring legal action against her and posting the source where the true quote can be heard.
“Anyone can watch the Hillsdale speech to confirm,” Rufo said in a separate tweet. “Randi combines to unrelated lines and fabricates words ‘to sow and grow that distrust’ to make it seem sinister.”
“In the speech I say the opposite: the *teachers unions* have created distrust.”
Instead of deleting the tweets and apologizing, Weingarten doubled down by repeating the doctored quote in an interview on MSNBC.
Rufo said he would “unleash hell” on Randi if she did not stop twisting his words.