Susan Rice said “it’s a must” to close schools in March 2020.

Anthony LaMesa
2 min readOct 3, 2022

Top domestic policy advisor demanded school closures in New York.

It’s interesting to look back at how powerful and influential people were discussing schools during the chaotic days of March 2020. Ambassador Susan Rice — who has served as Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council since 2021 — was unambiguous when she demanded then-Governor Andrew Cuomo shutter New York’s schools in a tweet on March 15, 2020.

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